Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Crikey! An audience with Bindi

As if my schedule wasn't already hectic enough with trying to organise my trip away and finishing off a number of articles before I leave (not to mention completing the paper I am co-authoring for the conference in Jamaica!), I've just managed to score an interview with Bindi Irwin which I am trying to squeeze in next week before I leave.

I have to admit I'm pretty excited about snagging an interview with the pint-sized star of Australia Zoo. Not only is she the daughter of Australia's infamous crocodile hunter, Steve (CRIKEY) Irwin, but at nine years of age she has her own TV show, clothing line, fitness video and doll and has even appeared on Letterman. That's more than I can say I've done in my 39 years! What's more, this will probably be the closest I'll ever get to doing a celebrity interview. (That is, unless you count Troy Cassar-Daley whom I interviewed for the Toowoomba Chronicle back in 1999 while I was still in university. Mind you, he has won 14 Golden Guitar's – that's six more than Keith Urban!)

Anyway, I will be interviewing Bindi early next week by telephone (Shame! I am sure my nieces and nephews would have loved a personalised photograph) and the article will be going up later in the year on Ninemsn's Travel Australia website.

If you were able to have a one on one with Bindi, what would you ask her?


Anonymous said...

Which is your favourtite animal.

Grace Lange
7 years

Wendy said...

I would ask: "If you could be a different species or animal for one day, which would you choose and why?"

Kim Wildman said...

Thanks for your comments Grace and Wendy. I've got the animal question covered.... Just hope she doesn't say crocodile!

Lara Dunston said...

How was your interview with Bindi? My husband Terry was good friends with Steve when he was a wild young guy, when they were in their early 20s and they used to surf together and hang out on the Sunshine Coast, that was over 20 years ago - I'm showing my age!