June 25, 2015 07:00 PM

Out of all the animals in the world – and she’s grown up with many – there’s one creature that terrifies Bindi Irwin.

Bees.

This revelation comes as a surprise since the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, isn’t bothered by “animals like crocodiles and snakes” whom Bindi, 16, calls “more extraordinarily beautiful than scary.”

“When I was about 2 years old, I found a bee that had been stepped on on the foot path, and so I picked it up to rescue it, and it stung me on the hand,” Bindi told PEOPLE at the Paley Center in New York City for Discovery Communications’ 30th anniversary celebration on Wednesday. “From that day forward, I’ve been terrified of bees.”

“Give me a 15-ft. crocodile any day over a bee,” the Bindi in the Jungle star said.

The 16-year-old high school senior’s love for crocodiles came from her father – along with his penchant for a khaki wardrobe.

“I think my blood is actually khaki,” Bindi joked. “The khaki is a part of me. It’s in my heart.”

While she said her dad’s khaki is in her “DNA,” Bindi’s actual fashion inspiration comes from actress Grace Kelly.

“I am trying different styles, and while you can’t climb a tree or jump on a crocodile in a dress, it is nice to get dressed up every now and then and kind of walk away from the khaki for a moment,” she said.

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