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article imageVideo: Boy, 7, tosses pizza dough like a pro

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By Kim I. Hartman     Apr 5, 2012 in Food
Jersey City - Video of a seven year old tossing pizza dough in the air like a pro at his father's pizzeria has become the latest in viral sensations after the clip of the boy showing off his one-handed, two-handed and behind-the-head moves was posted on the Internet.
Carmine's Pizza Factory is the training ground for Jersey City's youngest pizza tosser, Michael Testa, who is entertaining the web with his skills at tossing the perfect pie.
Set to the music of Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," the video was uploaded to YouTube by Michael's father Carmine, and posted on the family-owned restaurant's website turning the young boy into an overnight celebrity.
Carmine told the NJ Star-Ledger that he bought practice dough for the boy to work with two months earlier and in that short period of time Michael has learned all his father's tricks, which were mastered over 20-years of tossing pizza.
Testa said in the video description, "My son is a chip off the old block. Seven-years-old and he can out toss the big guys."
Eater.com said the boy could become as good as the "crazy freestylers from the World Pizza Games," who can earn up to $250,000 per year competing with the best pizza tossers in the country.
Video commenter's have praised Michael's abilities. Cisco1980 said, "This kid is a winner, showing signs of dedication and determination until he perfects a craft. Go get em kid."
But as the Star-Ledger pointed out, "with success comes criticism." Koukir said "You all realize that's a practice skin right, it's not real dough. Not saying he doesn't have skills, he obviously does. But if he was using real dough his hand would have went through that skin sooner or later."
Michael hasn't let that stop him from honing his pizza dough throwing skills. The boy continues to practice and hopes for an appearance on The Rachael Ray Show and on Ellen.
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