Did Bindi Irwin Get a Tongue Ring? The Real Story Behind the Pictures Making the Internet Go Crazy

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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. 

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

Furthermore, Bindi herself confirmed directly to ET on Twitter, that the mysterious "piercing" is in fact a mint.

"Actually that's a mint on my tongue @etnow .... Nothing pierced here," she wrote.

Thank you for setting the record straight, Bindi!

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).

WATCH: Derek Hough Met the Koala Bindi Irwin Named After Him & He Could Hardly Contain Himself!

"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."

Watch Derek meet the little guy in the video below.