Steve Irwin’s niece, Rebecca Lobie, became a viral sensation earlier this year when fans discovered her library of bikini-clad Instagram photos.
But overnight fame has come at a heavy price for the Queensland-based mother-of-two, who claims she is now being targeted by social media ‘bullies’.
Rebecca, 32, pleaded with her 17,000 Instagram followers on Tuesday to stop sending abusive messages to her and her family.
‘To all the people that think it’s OK to post mean comments about me, or worse, my family – it’s NOT,’ she wrote.
‘Stop being bullies. If you don’t like me or my Insta, don’t go on it. To everyone else, thank you for your support. Love you.’
Rebecca is the daughter of Frank Muscillo, who is married to Steve Irwin’s sister, Joy.