Channing Tatum’s Former Life As A Male Stripper


Did you know that Channing Tatum, hottie star of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, used to be a stripping go-go dancer? That’s right, US Weekly managed to scrounge up the incriminating photos of Channing, who used to go by the stage name Chan Crawford, when he was a member of the male-revue show called Male Encounters back in 1999. Unfortch for the lucky folks who got to see Chan in action with Male Encounters, the revue had a “no nudity” policy … but Chan did strip down to his undies … behold:

Apparently, Channing danced with Male Encounters for about a year and made $50 a night (plus tips). As exciting as this may sound to fans, his stint as a go-go boy ain’t nearly as interesting as his stint as a nude model. Yes, Channing used to model for high end fashion photoshoots that sometimes required that he be nekkid … for artistic purposes. After the jump, check out a couple examples of his NSFW work which included both frontal and rear nudity …

Le sigh. Longtime fans of Channing Tatum should be well aware of these photos (which have been circulating on the Internets for years) but I figured they were worth mentioning for those of you who weren’t aware that they existed. ALL photos of Channing Tatum should be seen by as many people as possible … most especially the nekkid ones ;) Of his two former professions, I think I prefer his nekkid modeling over his go-go dancing … tho, I wouldn’t mind checkin’ out his moves from back in the day ;)

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  • Hott. ;)

    Though he HAS lost some of his hotness as he’s aged, IMHO.

  • Margie

    Aw, he has a gun too so he was destined to play Duke?

  • O.M.G.

    Who are the other dancers who identities are being protected? Why is Channing fair game, but not them, US Weekly? Intriguing….

  • Presley

    @ O.M.G. – I believe the long blond haired one is William Hurt lol!!!! j/k but doesn’t he kinda look like him?

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  • JO

    There are other pics of him by a photog who does stuff for gay porn websites. He definitely has a past…typical young hollywood thing.

  • nicole

    hahah damn! i would have loved to see him on stage <3

  • Koriejo

    omg yum much!

  • Juneh

    @ Presley: Hahah, he soo looks like William Hurt, scary!

  • mochakiss

    LOL look at that lil’ smokey….maybe it was cold that day ;)

  • loulou


    Are you serious? How old is he? LOL

  • He is so dishy. Not even mad at him over the stripper past. He worked it!

  • Jennie

    He is yummy!

  • LD

    He’s much better looking than that douche Robert Pattinson!

  • ohmy

    How very Marky Mark of him!

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  • Oh, Trent…this made me giggle.

  • nicole

    @mochakiss – thats what went through my head too lol

  • tatiana

    OH MY….

  • meh

    oh lala he was so hot in his modelling days

  • Jackie

    HELLO!! He is freaking hot as hell!! More more more!