Channing Tatum: What it was like being a stripper

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22 May 2014

Channing Tatum was a stripper when he was 19 in Florida and insists he's "lucky" not to have ended up a teenage dad or with a drug addiction.

Channing Tatum feels "lucky" he didn't become a teenage father. The 34-year-old star - who has 11-month-old daughter Everly with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum - was a stripper when he was 19 in Tampa, Florida, and is relieved he didn't succumb to any of the temptations around him.

I'm lucky - I don't have a drug addiction, I didn't get anyone pregnant.

He said: "There's so much salacious and dangerous stuff going on around you, but it's fun at the same time, as a 19-year-old kid - money, women, a good time. I'm lucky - I don't have a drug addiction, I didn't get anyone pregnant. I probably got really lucky."

The Magic Mike actor admits being a stripper was like an "alternative reality" because of the diverse mix of people around him. In a new interview with America's GQ magazine, he said: "They're just so out there you're in an alternate reality. Even as a 19-year-old kid, I just couldn't believe this world I was in."

"These guys, some of them are really cool, some of them are completely, like, hippies, some are completely meatheads and steroid-crazy freakazoids, other ones are stuck in the '80s, and some of them are an everyday Joe that has a construction job, and some of them are businessmen. One guy was an attorney during the day."

-Bang Showbiz

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