Anna Trebunskaya and Jack Wagner
04/04/2012 AT 01:00 PM EDT
will be walking tall after leaving the dance floor
"I think I'm going to walk differently in my life. I learned about posture," says the actor, who was voted off Dancing with the Stars
"I'm sad but it is what it is," he says about being eliminated along with his partner Anna Trebunskaya. The couple was in a five-way tie for last place. "Life's not over."
Wagner has a lot to celebrate these days: On Monday night, he shared the personal story about discovering he had a daughter
"It's kind of sad to tell an intimate story, like [I did] last night and get voted off," he said.
But he was grateful for the experience. "It was very special," Wagner told PEOPLE. "A miracle happened and I got to tell that story and shine a light on her."