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Collins Key performs a magic trick involving money at VidCon 2016. (Photo credit: Circa.)

So money: Watch magician Collins Key turn $5 into $500


So money: Watch magician Collins Key turn $5 into $500

Collins Key didn't win the $1 million prize awarded on the eighth season of "America's Got Talent," but the teen magician may have found new ways to make money.

Finishing fifth on the reality-TV competition in 2013, Key appeared to transform $5 into $500 in front of What's Trending co-founder Shira Lazar at VidCon 2016.

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"This is how a magician actually makes money," said Key, who then snapped a finger with one hand and shook a pile of five singles into a stack of Benjamins with the other.

"I need some of those tricks," Lazar replied.

Key's continued to make cash and a name for himself since he first went viral as a contestant on "AGT."

He's also capitalized on his success on YouTube, where he's collected 1 million subscribers.

But not everyone's moves are as smooth as Key's.

Last week, What's Trending posted a video of fellow magician Kyle Eschen, who performed for master illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller on The CW's "Fool Us."

Eschen proved to delight Penn and Teller with his deadpan humor and monotone delivery, and while he may not have fooled the duo, he did earn the What's Trending title of "world's most awkward magician."

That likely was a term of endearment, however, as What's Trending suspected a "full show from him is probably phenomenal."

For the full video and What's Trending's breakdown of a breakdown, click here.

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