Criss Angel might not look like your average magician, but this master of illusion, levitations and vanishings is being hailed as the best in the world! Every week 1.5 million fans tune in to his hit A&E show Mindfreak to watch as he performs jaw-dropping feats. From levitating high above the ground to walking on water, audiences are captivated.
Criss, who performed his first card trick at age 7, says he is happy that people have such a positive response to his work. "A lot of people don't live life to its fullest, and what I try to do is show when the mind, body and spirit work together, anything is possible when you have passion and belief in yourself," he says.
Now Criss is going to work his magic on Oprah! For his first trick, Criss asks Oprah to choose a number between 1 and 100. "I'm a student of humanity, of behavior, and I'm going to show you how I use psychology and your mannerisms to get inside your head, Oprah, and tell you what you're thinking," he says.
As Criss closes his eyes, Oprah writes her number on a piece of paper and shows it to the audience. Once she hides her choice from his sight, Chris studies Oprah closely, while talking through several numbers. Then he announces his pick. "It has to be eleven." And, he's right!