From the pole to the Globes, there are dozens of celebrities who provided entertainment in a much less glamorous way before making it to stardom. Here are the top seven (plus an honorable mention) celebrities you probably forgot were strippers before all the glitz, glam, drivers and mansions.
Channing Tatum: Magic Mike isn’t just based on incredible acting, Channing Tatum was a stripper in real life circa the 90’s before making it big. At age 19, the actor dropped out of the University of South Florida and turned to entertaining. “On a good night, [I made] 150 bucks. On a bad night, 70 bucks — even 50 at times,” he told The Hollywood Reporter back in 2014.