Steve Irwin’s niece Rebecca Lobie made headlines across the world last week after her raunchy Instagram profile surfaced.
And Daily Mail Australia can reveal that Rebecca, who parted ways with Australia Zoo in late 2015, has completely transformed herself over the past four years.
Before leaving the family business, the 32-year-old had never shared a busty selfie and was only ever pictured wearing the family’s signature khaki uniform.
From Bindi’s dowdy sidekick to Instagram star: How Steve Irwin’s niece Rebecca Lobie (pictured) transformed herself after cutting ties with Australia Zoo in late 2015
Four years ago, Rebecca also shared a close bond with her cousin Bindi, 21, when they were both colleagues at Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
However, they no longer follow each other on Instagram and Bindi hasn’t interacted with her older cousin’s profile since 2015.
Rebecca also isn’t following Bindi’s fiancé Chandler Powell, her other cousin Bob Jnr or Australia Zoo’s official Instagram account.
The last picture of the pair together was shared by Rebecca in November 2014.
Wow! Before leaving the family business, the 32-year-old had never shared a busty selfie and was only ever pictured wearing the family’s signature khaki uniform. Pictured (left to right): Rebecca, her son and Bindi Irwin at Australia Zoo in November 2014
The photo showed Bindi alongside Rebecca and one of her two children as they spent quality time together at Australia Zoo on Steve Irwin Day.
Rebecca had shared a tribute to Bindi on her birthday several months earlier, writing: ‘Happy Sweet 16 to my beautiful cousin! Have an awesome day! Love you.’
Bindi commented below the post: ‘Thank you so much lovely! Can’t wait to see you today. Love you x.
Transformed: In the years after leaving Australia Zoo, Rebecca has completely transformed herself from a dowdy mother-of-two into a blonde bombshell: Left in 2014, and right in 2019
Estranged? It appears the Irwin cousins lost touch after Rebecca resigned as Australia Zoo’s general manager in December 2015
It appears the two women lost touch after Rebecca resigned as Australia Zoo’s general manager in December 2015.
Meanwhile, in the years after leaving the company, Rebecca has completely transformed herself from a dowdy mother-of-two into a blonde bombshell.
She regularly shares photos to Instagram of herself in skimpy bikinis alongside suggestive captions, earning herself a loyal (and predominantly male) cult following.
Losing touch: Bindi would ‘like’ and comment on many of Rebecca’s Instagram posts until 2014, but is no longer following her on the social media platform
‘Love you’: It is unclear exactly why the cousins unfollowed each other, but it seems they grew apart after Rebecca cut ties with Australia Zoo in December 2015. Pictured: An Instagram exchange from July 2014
Going solo: According to her LinkedIn account, Rebecca left her job as managing director of Australia Zoo in December 2015
See ya later! In 2016, the Courier Mail reported that Rebecca, who is now working as a restaurant manager near her home in Mooloolaba, had cut all ties with Australia Zoo
During her tenure at Australia Zoo, she oversaw ‘multiple food outlets’ as well as ‘catering and functions’.
In 2016, the Courier Mail reported that Rebecca, who is now working as a restaurant manager near her home in Mooloolaba, had cut all ties with Australia Zoo.
Around this time, her father Frank Muscillo – who is married to Steve Irwin’s sister Joy – was ‘marched off the premises’ after a disagreement with Terri.
The Muscillo family, including Joy and Rebecca’s brother James, are believed to have no involvement whatsoever in the company today.
Family: Rebecca is married to Mick Lobie (pictured) and the couple have two young sons
Suddenly shy? Rebecca often shares photos of herself in skimpy bikinis, but has recently limited her audience by setting her account to private
Somebody’s popular! Rebecca’s saucy photos are known to attract hundreds of likes, as well as gushing comments such as ‘sexy girl’, ‘beauty’ and ‘stunning’
That’s cheeky! Rebecca appears to have a tattoo of a horse on her lower back, which could be a reference to her family’s love of animals
Last week, Joy Muscillo spoke to Daily Mail Australia outside of her father Bob Irwin Snr’s secluded property at Kingaroy in southern Queensland.
She described the family feud, which began after Steve Irwin’s tragic death from a stingray barb in September 2006, as a ‘very sad’ situation.
‘I keep away from all that,’ she said. ‘It’s just very sad… family stuff.’
Bob Snr recently claimed he had not spoken to his grandchildren Bindi or Bob Jnr for 10 years after falling out with his daughter-in-law Terri Irwin.
Family ties: Rebecca is the niece of the late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin (right, with his wife Terri and children Robert and Bindi). Rebecca’s mother, Joy Muscillo, is Steve’s sister
Pictured: Rebecca’s parents Joy Muscillo (left) and Frank Muscillo (right)
‘No bra club’: As her relatives fight over the direction of the family business, Australia Zoo, Rebecca is earning herself a cult following on Instagram
Wish you were here? When she’s not managing her restaurant, Rebecca enjoys spending time at the beach