If at first you don't succeed?
On the heels of last week's cringeworthy "Today Show" interview, Kate Gosselin's 13-year-old twins gave daytime TV another go. This time it was on ABC's "The View," and suffice it to say, Mady and Cara Gosselin were much better prepared for their on-camera questioning. In fact, one of them was downright chatty.
Last week's sit-down with "Today" co-host Savannah Guthrie was nothing short of a train wreck; dad Jon Gosselin told TMZ he felt "horrible" for his girls as he watched them freeze up on live TV. A frustrated Kate didn't help matters as she told daughter Mady to use her "words" and "spit it out."
So why subject the star struck teens to another TV interview? Apparently, they really do love being on TV! In fact, once they were able to spit out a few words, the girls seemed excited over the prospect of doing another television show someday.
Here's what else we learned from these suddenly talkative teens.
They aren't Beliebers. Belieb it or not, not all 13-year olds like Justin Bieber. Mady made it clear: "If I'm gonna be 100 percent honest I don't like Justin Bieber," she said. Instead, she's a One Direction girl. (Her fave: Niall.) Cara prefers Demi Lovato.
They help around the house. We all know Kate runs a tight ship, so it's no surprise that the girls are expected to pitch in. According to Cara: "I unload the dishes and Mady loads the dishwasher … and we like wipe down the counters and clean up dinner."
Their six younger sibs annoy them. "They're annoying," Mady said of 9-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel. "And it's not just the group, it's just every single one of them."
Their parents' divorce didn't affect them. At least that's what Mady claims. The teen said, "Honestly it wasn't hard for us…it didn't really affect [us]. We still saw both parents. We were really little… so we didn't really see what was going on." Sadly, the one time the cat got the girls' tongues was when Barbara Walters asked them if they see their dad. Cue up the awkward silence.
They like being on TV -- then and now. Mady said being followed by cameras as a kid was no biggie. "It was the same crew all the time so they became like family. And we still see a lot of them," she dished. As for their future TV aspirations, Cara said she'd love to do another realty show, while Mady said she wants to sing.
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