Did Bindi Irwin get a tongue ring? The real story behind the pictures making the Internet go crazy

Does Bindi Irwin Have a Tongue Piercing? See the Video!
Does Bindi Irwin Have a Tongue Piercing? See the Video!


What's that on Bindi Irwin's tongue?

When the Dancing With the Stars champion arrived back home in Australia, a photographer caught the 17-year-old apparently sporting a tongue ring.

However, looks can be deceiving, and Bindi's rep confirms to ET that she has no piercing on her tongue.

Click through photos of Bindi Irwin through the years:

Bindi was with ET and her dancing partner Derek Hough this week, where, as expected, she didn't appear to have anything on her tongue. What she did have, however, was a cutie koala named after Derek!

"This is your namesake!" Bindi told Derek (Hough, not the koala).

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"It's one of the coolest things that's ever happened," the 30-year-old DWTS pro told ET. "To have an animal named after you is amazing."

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