Channing Tatum’s male stripper past (VIDEO)

Apparently Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) started his career as a male stripper in Florida back in 1999, according to Us Magazine:

Then 18, the star — who performed under the alias “Chan Crawford” — approached the troupe’s owner London Steele at a now-defunct Florida nightclub about a job.
“He was shy at first, but he really knew how to work the stage,” Steele tells Us, adding that Tatum lip-synched in the act and earned $50 a night (plus tips) during his year-long stint.
“The women went crazy for him!” Steele added.
The actor — who wed his Step Up costar Jenna Dewan on July 11 — was so impressive he caught the eye of a female casting agent who put him in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” music video.

I posted the video of Channing’s routine, and if you’re into dudes wearing impossibly baggy clothes then removing said clothes, holy shit, are you in luck. Also, a middle-aged woman gets dry-humped in the front row, so it’s got that going for it. Your mom’ll love it.

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