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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

(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. (Read more Channing Tatum stories.)

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