Yeah, Baby: Channing Tatum, Male Stripper

You know it’s going to be a good day when you wake up to find a video of Channing Tatum stripping off his clothes. Of course, Channing Tatum stripping off his clothes in your bedroom would be better, but we take what we can in life, don’t we? Apparently, before he was famous and killing it at the box office by starring in “G.I. Joe,” Tatum was a member of a Chippendale’s-type male stripper revue called Male Encounter. Hot! After the jump, all the deets and part two (NSFW) of the video …

His stripper name was “Chan Crawford.”

The Florida club where he pranced about in a thong was no-nudity. (Dang!)

He was 18 when he got his start as a professional grinder.

His former boss at da club says: “He was shy at first, but he really knew how to work the stage.”

He was discovered at the nightclub by a casting director who cast him in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” video.

“The women went crazy for him!” Duh.