The 31-year-old magician won the 13th series of the Seven Network’s dancing show on Tuesday, defeating Home And Away hottie Rhiannon Fish and songstress Tina Arena.
Fish and Arena had been favoured to win the series, but were upstaged by the sorcerer of the stage.
Cosentino tells AAP it’s not the first time he has made two women disappear on one night – but Tuesday night’s win still came as a big surprise.
He is thrilled at his improvement over the three months of performances and the win he pulled off with his dance partner Jessica Raffa.
“I clearly have a new skill and will use it to my own benefit and put it in my show.”
Cosentino says winning Dancing With The Stars helps make up for being runner-up on Australia’s Got Talent in 2011 to solo artist Jack Vidgen.
He says this win shows the public is warming to his magic act, and for that he is thankful.
“To be the last man standing on the podium was special,” Cosentino says.
“I was runner-up on Australia’s Got Talent and now I have won against some huge stars, so maybe the public wants an Australian magician.”
Fish and Arena had been expected to fight out the final, and both heavily supported in pre-finale betting. Each had scored a couple of perfect rounds during the series, and Fish also had the benefit of a huge Home And Away following.
Arena was the first eliminated on Tuesday night, leaving Fish and Cosentino in a dance-floor duel.
“I knew going into the show it was going to be close and I really couldn’t call it,” Cosentino says.
The reality series may be only for fun and to raise money for the each contestant’s charity, but Cosentino says having a following from the show means a lot for his own self-esteem.
He says he was a slow learner as a child and couldn’t read well when he was growing up. That’s why he chose the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation as his beneficiary.
Now the series has finished, Cosentino will concentrate on making TV specials for Seven and also work on a new touring show.
The TV specials are proving a hit for the illusionist, who could soon disappear overseas because the shows are about to air in more a dozen countries, including India, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.
However, Cosentino is under no illusion about how hard it will be to make it big in the United States and one day perform in Las Vegas.
“Trying to break out in America is extremely hard,” he says. “It’s like an Australian actor trying to crack it in Hollywood.”