Kate Gosselin made her "Dancing" debut on Monday night, and while she drew mixed reviews from the judges, her sights remained set on the coveted mirrorball trophy.
Kate's Viennese Waltz with partner Tony Dovolani netted the pair only 16 out of 30 points – leaving only competitors Buzz Aldrin and Aiden Turner with lower opening scores – but the reality mom of eight told Access not to rule her out just yet.
"You said that you can win this. After tonight, do you think you can?" Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson asked Kate after the show.
"You know what, I'm never going to rule out the impossible because the impossible for me is always possible. It's really possible for anybody," she said. "We're going to do our best and if it leads to that, that's great."
Prior to her ballroom debut on Monday night, Kate said her mission was to prove her eight kids wrong, after they told their mom she couldn't dance when she broke the news to her family that she would be joining the "DWTS" cast.
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So did the kids get to see mom hit the dance floor?
"They are in bed. I will hear their comments tomorrow morning," she revealed.
"What can you imagine them saying?" Shaun asked.
"I actually thought to myself every time the camera panned to me, I could just hear them screaming, 'There's mommy!' and I know that's what they were doing and that comforts me because a lot of the work that I do, they don't get to see it," Kate explained. "So I take home pictures or I try to describe what I did. On this occasion, they could see me and it just made me smile."
As for rumors that Kate has been displaying "diva" behavior on the set, Tony set the record straight on his "Dancing" partner.
"Absolutely not," Tony insisted. "I thought she was an incredible person before I met her and I still think that… She's got an incredible heart and you should see her with her kids – it's unbelievable. So to me, I don't care what anybody says, I know she's not [a diva]."
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