Kim Zolciak's 'DWTS' Premiere Wasn't a Disaster in Her Eyes (VIDEO)

dwts kim zolciakOn last night's Dancing with the Stars season 21 premiere, Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her dance partner Tony Dovolani got off to a rough start. Kim and Tony's salsa to "Hey Mama" only scored 12 out of a possible 30 points. The whole thing was so overwhelming, it drove Kim to tears.


But Kim wants you to know she wasn't crying out of sadness. She says they were tears of happiness and joy. You can't be a reality star with Kim's staying power without a Teflon exterior and maybe even a little overconfidence!

She told E! News:

I'm really proud of me. Even though they don't think I did great, in my mind, I did great.

And you've got to hand it to the mother of six! What she lacked in moves she more than made up for in style. Kim looked incredible in that skimpy shimmery outfit and fab flash tattoos.

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She elaborated:

It's a lot to take in. I think that yes, I get the dance, but letting go is a very hard thing to do for somebody who is in such control ... it's something I need to work on. I'll work on it until I win it.

And you know what? We believe her. She's nothing if not a fighter -- and, let's be honest, a lover of the spotlight.

Here's Kim and Tony's salsa routine, if you missed it.


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