Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:07:48 GMT | By Chloe Goody, Melody Oei and Jean Goon
From Strippers to Hollywood Stars

Channing Tatum

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If you've seen Magic Mike and were impressed with Channing Tatum's moves, you might be surprised to learn that the ripped actor has been practicing the very same since he dropped out of school!

Tatum went by the stripper name 'Chan Crawford' back then and he used to take it ALL off in a Florida strip joint before being spotted by a modeling agency. He once said he'd like to make a movie about his experiences being a stripper, he must have shown some huge, ahem, talent to inspire a whole film!

Click through to see other celebs who paved their way to stardom through stripping...


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