Stars Strip Down! 5 Celebs Who Once Moonlighted as Exotic Dancers

We reveal which celebrities were strippers before skyrocketing to fame.

What do Channing Tatum, Lady Gaga, Chris Pratt all have in common? They were all strippers! What's more, Nene Leakes and Amber Rose have also shed their clothes for cash.

Tatum turned his stripping past into box office gold, with the hits, Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL. He told ET, his days of giving lap dances were short-lived.

“I only did it for like eight months or something like that,” the actor revealed. “I'm not ashamed of it, I don't suggest it to anyone.”

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Gaga confessed to Bravo’s Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she was a burlesque dancer on the Lower East Side of New York when she was 19 years old.

“I made more money stripping than waitressing,” the pop star shared.

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Pratt also tried to earn some extra money by taking his clothes off when he was 18, but he wasn’t very good at it, telling Ellen DeGeneres during a visit to her talk show, “I was like the very, very low-rent Magic Mike.”

Leakes got the most out of her striptease experiences.

The reality star dished to Bravo, “I went and bought a brand new car, I was paying my son’s tuition. I thought of the men as an ATM machine.”

Meanwhile, Rose has been ridiculed in the media for being a stripper as a teen, but she admits she had a good time while it lasted.

During an interview with Kandi Burruss, Rose raved, “I don’t have any sob stories about me dancing. I had the time of my life!”

Check out the video to hear the stars’ stripper confessions!