'G.I. Joe' Star Channing Tatum Has A Stripper Past (Bow Chicka Bow Wow, Right?)

By Jett Wells

Ever since Miley Cyrus’ strip pole dance fiasco at the Teen Choice Awards last weekend, celebrity stripper stories are now hot to trot (in fact, just this morning, we mentioned that Eric Bana had to "strip" for his role in "Time Traveler's Wife"!). This year, "G.I. Joe" star Channing Tatum played with guns shooting bad guys, resulting in a box-office smash hit, but little did we know ten years ago Channing liked having women play with his own guns — on stage.

That’s right, the "G.I." stud used to strut his stuff half-naked on stage for $50 a night plus tips and at only 18-years old, no less. Us Weekly got a hold of an action-packed video of of the actor, a.k.a. “Chan Crawford,” baring it all on stage wearing a manly yellow thong. On the bright side, it was stripping that got Chan his first big-time gig in Ricky Martin’s music video for “She Bangs.” The leaked video was shot at a Chippendales-esque club called Male Encounter in 1999. Check it out after the jump!