Mag Bares GI Joe Star's Stripper Past
18-year-old made $50 a night, plus tips
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2009 10:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – Channing Tatum is a rising star—but before his high-profile turn in GI Joe, he was known as “Chan Crawford,” a stripper at a Florida nightclub. Us has video of the then-18-year-old (watch it at left) peeling off everything but a thong as a dancer in the Chippendales-style revue. He “was shy at first," says the owner, "but he really knew how to work the stage. The women went crazy for him!”