Channing Tatum Wrestles a Male Model on Out Magazine Cover From 2002: See the Hot Pic!

Before he was famous, the former male model shot this steamy spread!

By Brett Malec Apr 10, 2014 11:33 PMTags
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Oh. My. God!!!

In honor of throwback Thursday, Out magazine resurfaced one of their magazine covers from February 2002 that featured an unknown Channing Tatum, who at the time was working as a male model before he became a household name.

For the steamy cover, which was a Valentine's Day issue shot by Todd Oldham, a shirtless Tatum wrestles a dark-haired male model as the two hunks stare into the camera. Under them reads the caption, "Romance! Out photographer Todd Oldham offers sizzling Valentine's Day twosomes and threesomes."

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Sizzling is right! In an inside photo spread, a sweaty Tatum wears only denim short-shorts while climbing on top of the other model, who's only wearing underwear briefs and a sleeveless tee (holy TBT hotness!).

Ten years later, the Magic Mike star opened up to Out about working as a stripper at age 19.

"I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part," Tatum said. "You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you're a rock star, but you're nothing—you're just a guy taking off his clothes, looking like a fool in a stupid outfit."