Everyone knows that Channing Tatum has a hot body, but what you may not know is that he was showing it off long before his Hollywood days.
The chiseled, 6’1″ frame has always lent itself to his being an athlete, as well as a dancer, but did you know that Channing Tatum was once a male stripper at the nightclub Joy, under the alias “Chan Crawford”?
The time he spent as a stripper, however, isn’t anything Tatum is ashamed of, however. Though his PR team initially kept the former job under wraps, the nightclub manager leaked a tape to Us Weekly back in 2009, and Channing decided to just roll with it.
“I had wanted to tell people,” Tatum said in a recent interview with GQ. “I’m not ashamed of it. I don’t regret one thing. I’m not a person who hides s***.”
So how does Channing feel about his past job?
For him, it’s just another thing that he’s done; another role that he played for a short time. During his first shift at Joy, he recalls telling a fellow dancer and friend,Â “This is going to be crazy. Okay, we’re going to do this for a little while just to be crazy and insane; then we’re getting out.”
Sounds like Channing Tatum is a man who appreciates experiencing life, and is able to let the past be the past. Former stripper or not, it seems that perhaps we could stand to learn a few life lessons from him.