5 Celebs Who Used to Be Strippers

The list even allegedly includes ... Brad Pitt

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 16, 2013 5:05 PM CST

(Newser) – It's not much of a secret around Hollywood that long before Channing Tatum was People's Sexiest Man Alive, he was a stripper. But he's far from the only celebrity with stripping in his past. Fox News rounds up 10 more. Check out a sampling in the gallery, or click for the full list.

Chris Pratt on his former life as a stripper at age 18: I was always a very much naked person. I loved to always get naked. I was very free, so I thought, 'I may as well get paid.'
Chris Pratt on his former life as a stripper at age 18: "I was always a very much naked person. I loved to always get naked. I was very free, so I thought, 'I may as well get paid.'"   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Lady Gaga: I was working in strip clubs when I was 18. My act was pretty wild. I don't like to talk about it too much but there were drugs, serious drugs.
Lady Gaga: "I was working in strip clubs when I was 18. My act was pretty wild. I don't like to talk about it too much but there were drugs, serious drugs."   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Eve on her short-lived stripper career: I don't regret it —I was 18 and confused, going through personal problems. I did it for about a month, and I was glad I did it. It helped me find Eve, helped me get serious.
Eve on her short-lived stripper career: "I don't regret it —I was 18 and confused, going through personal problems. I did it for about a month, and I was glad I did it. It helped me find Eve, helped me...   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Brad Pitt: If his frat brother is to be believed, he was once part of a group calling themselves the Dancing Bares, and would get naked at girls' birthday parties.
Brad Pitt: If his frat brother is to be believed, he was once part of a group calling themselves the "Dancing Bares," and would get naked at girls' birthday parties.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
Diablo Cody: The Juno screenwriter was a stripper before she made it big.
Diablo Cody: The "Juno" screenwriter was a stripper before she made it big.   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
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