Back in the day, Channing Tatum didn't only just play a stripper on TV commercials and in movies — he was an actual stripper. You know this. His former profession is why he's one of the producers of Magic Mike. It's also something that adds to his status as an American icon. Going from stripper to producer/star is the American dream in sum. Anyway, I've never seen this picture before. I had no idea of his dark, pierced past.

Another thing that leaked this week was also a new old video of a shirtless Tatum fucking up the "YMCA" onstage, which I guess proves that he's straight? Not that I ever doubted him. Great viral marketing, at any rate.

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