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'America’s Got Talent' winner: “I thought my shot was over'

America's Got Talent winner Terry Fator and puppet Vicki the Cougar on Breakfast Television on August 18, 2011. CITYNEWS.

Just four years after capturing the crown of America’s Got Talent, ventriloquist Terry Fator is now performing sold-out shows in Las Vegas.

“I thought my shot was over,” Fator told Breakfast Television on Thursday.

“I thought I would hit it big in my 20s, but then I got to my 20s, and then my 30s, and here it was my 40s…I thought there was no chance a 40-year-old ventriloquist was ever going to make it.”

To his great surprise, Fator won the title in 2007 and parlayed the win on the reality TV show into a five-year, $100 million US Las Vegas contract.

Watch Fator – and puppet Vicki the Cougar – in action in the video.