Introduced to the cameras at just 2 years old, sextuplet “Jon & Kate Plus 8” Collin Gosselin has aspirations that reach beyond the limelight.
“I look at the Marine Corps. I’ve always wanted to be a Marine. So I think that’s the next step…I have a lot of dreams, a lot of goals – I mean countless,” said he told Entertainment Tonight. His hope is to enlist in the spring of next year.
Life is now a constant cycle of school, work and friends for Gosselin, he says, after being sent to a behavioral health institute by his mother, Kate. His father, Jon, removed Gosselin from the facility and was granted custody in 2018.
“The biggest misconception about me is that I’m incapable…or I’m still kind of clinging to the things that I’ve been through, because I’m not,” Gosselin said of an account. who follows him.
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At the moment, he is focused on getting a high school diploma, however, he hasn’t ruled out furthering his education by attending college.
“College is definitely an option,” he told ET.
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In terms of TV, he’s not closing that door yet.
Although he doesn’t fully remember his time on the TLC reality show, which he says was the catalyst for his family’s eventual demise, he believes he could return to that world if he wanted it.
“I think I’ve become a bit of a natural in this area,” he says of reality TV. “I think it would be cool to do it now… I’d probably remember that.”
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There’s one thing about the show’s experience that didn’t escape his notice: the cameras.
“What you never forget is the presence of a camera,” he added.
Collin added: “Actually, I’m also interested in playing – so maybe that will come later.”