It’s no surprise, after a successful role in Magic Mike, that Channing Tatum would even have been a runner up for People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2012.
The Alabama native model-turned-actor isn’t just good at being portrayed a stripper, he also appeared in other successful movies like The Vow and 21 Jump Street, Step Up and Dear John just to name a few.
Channing Tatum declined a football scholarship in 1998 to Glenvill State College in West Virginia to stay home in Alabama and work odd jobs. US Weekly reported Channing Tatum began working as an exotic dancer at a local nightclub, under the name “Chan Crawford.” In 2010, he told an Australian newspaper that he would like to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper, saying, “I’ve already got the director picked out. I’d like Nicolas Refn, who did the movie Bronson, to do it because he’s insane for it.”
If you take a look at his early career work, you would find that he’s good at looking good, it’s what he does. In 2000, Channing Tatum was first cast as a dancer in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” music video, after an audition in Orlando, Florida; he was paid $400 for the job. His experience as a model started with working for clients such as Armani and Abercrombie & Fitch. People Magazine chose a good one.
When Channing Tatum first heard about the news of being named People’s Sexiest Man Alive, he first shared the news with his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, while washing the dogs. “Our dogs were being skunked every other night for about two months straight, so this was a very normal occurrence, to be kneeling in front of the bathtub washing our dogs.”
“My first thought was, ‘Ya’ll are messing with me,’” he said. “I told my wife, after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked. She was like, ‘What?’ she now calls me the Sexiest Man Alive.”
Channing Tatum’s wife told People magazine that she couldn’t agree more with their choice. “I think it’s an honor, because it’s a great league of people that have been given this honor before him. That’s special,” she said, “because it says he’s achieved so much in his career and in his life that makes this award a possibility. But he’s always been the Sexiest Man Alive to me.” She added, “People know him to be fun and sexy, but they don’t know how emotionally deep and spiritually open he is. He is such an open-hearted person; what you see is what you get.”
Tatum also happens to be GQ’s “Movie Star of the Year” for their “2012 Men Of The Year” Issue. Tatum told GQ about the advice he has received from veterans in Hollywood, “They were like: ‘Grind it. If you love it, grind it.’ I did. And a lot of people who didn’t grind it, it’s not that they’re not in a good place, but I’m in a better place.”
The Sexiest Man Alive list includes men like Blake Shelton, Ben Affleck, Chris Hemsworth, “New Girl” star Max Greenfield and Tatum’s “Magic Mike” co-star Matt Bomer, just to name a few.
The rest of the People Magazine issue features more than 180 male stars in several categories including “25 Sexiest Chests To Be Thankful For,” “Hollywood’s Sexiest Family Guys” and “Sexiest Athletes On The Field-And About Town.”
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Channing, who married Jenna Dewan in 2009, was pretty surprised when he got the phone call.
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