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Show Me Some Skin! 8 Hollywood Celebrities With Stripper Pasts

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Celebrity Sex: 8 Hollywood Celebrities With Stripper Pasts
Channing and NeNe have moves we haven't seen yet.
Chan-Chan isn't the only celeb with a pole-dancing history!

Sure, Channing Tatum is definitely our favorite stripper-turned-sexy-movie-star. But he couldn't possibly be the only celebrity in Hollywood with a desire for the pole.

It's true. We uncovered two very big Oscar winners, two sassy reality stars, two pop divas, and more, who have all dropped trou for a little moolah. 

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Of course, we can't start our list without a little reminder of Channing's sexy moves.

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Javier Bardem
We know Javier can play pretty much any character ever written (see above), so let's see him take a turn as a stripper on the big screen—he's got the real-life experience, after all! At around age 20, Javier was struggling to make ends meet, so he turned to amateur night to make some paper. And he invited his mother! "I danced one night in a place, there was a club," he recalls. "And they asked for a guy to kind of make a striptease and I did it … It was for 10 minutes. I needed the money. My mother was there in the audience. She was so proud."

 

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NeNe Leakes
Call her the Real Stripper of Atlanta. After years of rumors, NeNe Leakes let it leak that she used to work the pole and even went by the name "Silk." She says she needed to do it to provide for her son and to rebuild her confidence. Guess it must have worked, because these days she's got sass coming out her finger tips! "Yes, I was a stripper—let the judgments ensue," she said. "I'm not ashamed." Work it, girl.

 

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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is quite the lady, but even she's seen the not-so-glamorous side of stripping. "I was working in strip clubs when I was 18," she said. "My act was pretty wild. I'd wear black leather and dance to Black Sabbath, Guns N' Roses and Faith No More. Very rock 'n' roll. I don't like to talk about it too much, but there were drugs, serious drugs."

 

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Eve
Her stripping past helped Eve become a household name. Don't believe us? She talks about it in her song, "Heaven Only Knows." She's said of her dancing experience, "I don't regret it—I was 18 and confused, going through personal problems. I did it for about a month, and I was glad I did it. It helped me find Eve, helped me get serious. It was depressing."

 

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Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a publicity queen! When she confirmed she had a short-lived career as an exotic dancer, she also revealed she took the job to pay for rhinoplasty. So yes, revealing a nose job was apparently more shocking than confirming her stripper past. Well played.

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Brad Pitt
Let's just hope Brad Pitt had some different moves during his days as a member of "The Dancing Bares," an all-male amateur strip group at his Missouri college. We're going to guess Angie is the only one getting a Brad Pitt lap dance these days. #jeals

 

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Renee Zellweger
She had us at, "Hello … would you like a lap dance?” Renee Zellweger proved she can dance with the best of them in Chicago, but before her A-List days, she paid her bills working as a cocktail waitress at a strip club in Katy, Texas.

 

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Kendra Wilkinson
Kendra may be the least surprising celeb to make the list, considering we've seen her many pole-dancing moves on her E! show and Girls Next Door. Yes, she sure knows how to shake it! But her dancing days bring back some dark reminders of her former life. "I kind of lost myself for a little bit," she admitted. "I wasn't a druggie stripper, I was a very good person doing it. But I was kind of still embarrassed about it." And look at you now, K-dawg!

 

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