5 people who know how to read minds

These mentalists take shock and awe to a whole new level.

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Before becoming a magician, Angela Funovits was a model and won the Miss Teen Cleveland pageant at age 16. Before becoming a magician, Angela Funovits was a model and won the Miss Teen Cleveland pageant at age 16. (Photo: Courtesy Angela Funovits)

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Angela Funovits

Born in Ohio, the 28-year-old Funovits appeared on the NBC show "Phenomenon," a search for the world’s greatest mentalist. “She’s beautiful, intelligent and one of the few female mystifiers out there,” said “Mindfreak” host Criss Angel. “Finally, the days of a girl in a leotard getting shoved into a magician’s box are over.” In addition to her mentalism work, Funovits also found time to finish medical school, has published research in a prestigious academic journal, and founded a non-profit that organizes magic workshops for families touched by cancer.

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