8 Stars Who Used to Be Strippers
Or, in Joey Lawrence's case, are about to become strippers
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2012 10:52 AM CDT
Spanish actor Javier Bardem attends a news conference at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, July 19, 2011.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Dominic Favre)

(Newser) – It's no secret that heartthrob Channing Tatum used to be a stripper, but he's not the only one in Hollywood with that particular vocation on his résumé. The Frisky unveils seven more:

  • Javier Bardem: He claims his stint as a stripper lasted just 10 minutes, and that his mother was in the audience. He was a struggling actor at the time, and looking for cash.
  • Mark Consuelos: The soap star and husband to Kelly Ripa stripped while a student at the University of South Florida.

  • Jeff Timmons: If you're thinking, "Who is Jeff Timmons?" you're not alone. He was once a member of 98 Degrees, but ended up doing a stint with the Chippendales after the boy band broke up.
  • Joey Lawrence: The Blossom star has stripping in his future, not his past: The 36-year-old joins up with the Chippendales in Las Vegas next month.
Click for the complete list, which includes not one but two Jersey Shore cast members.