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Channing Tatum Opens Up about Past Modeling Auditions for Fashion Shows in Touching Post

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Sep 23, 2021
04:40 A.M.
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Before becoming an actor, Channing Tatum had his fair share of struggles to break through. He once wanted to become a runway model but dealt with rejections. Check out his moving post.

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Channing Tatum is best known for his impressive performances in several films, including "Coach Carter" and "Magic Mike." Prior to his successful acting career, he once tried his luck in modeling.

Now one of the most famous celebrities on the planet, the 41-year-old actor recently opened up on Instagram about his past experience trying to get picked out as a model for luxury brands.

Channing Tatum at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

Channing Tatum at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

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Tatum shared several pictures of himself wearing a Versace robe, some details on the brand, as well as snaps of Donatella Versace and her late husband, Gianni. Referring to his audition performances, he wrote in the caption:

"God knows how many they actually saw. Hoping to get picked to walk in the spring show."

The actor shared that he was once one of the thousands of men who waited to be scouted for fashion shows in Milan. He added that for six to seven seasons, he never walked for the Versace brand.

Channing Tatum at a media call on December 3, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. | Photo: Getty Images

Channing Tatum at a media call on December 3, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. | Photo: Getty Images

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Proudly wearing the stylish robe, Tatum described the luxury outfit as otherworldly. He also expressed how lucky he felt to wear a suit similar to Gianni's box-cut classic suit back in the 1990s.

Tatum was previously married to [Jenna] Dewan for ten years before their 2019 divorce.

Wearing the sharp suit was beyond Tatum's wildest dreams. Towards the end of his post, the "21 Jump Street" actor thanked Donatella for giving him an opportunity to don the elegant outfit.

Channing Tatum takes a selfie in front of a mirror while dressed in a Versace robe. | Photo: instagram.com/channingtatum

Channing Tatum takes a selfie in front of a mirror while dressed in a Versace robe. | Photo: instagram.com/channingtatum

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Tatum's message moved Donatella, who responded warmly that she felt honored to dress the "Step Up" actor. She exclaimed, "Your words have touched me so much and you looked AMAZING in Versace [sic]!"

Now that he gets to wear designer outfits in various events, Tatum no longer needs to wait in line to be discovered by modeling agents. He found fame in acting.

Donatella Versace with her brother, Gianni Versace, in the late 1990s. | Photo: instagram.com/channingtatum

Donatella Versace with her brother, Gianni Versace, in the late 1990s. | Photo: instagram.com/channingtatum

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Tatum is iconic for his stripper role in "Magic Mike." In a previous interview, the dashing star jokingly said he needs to be better at acting so that he doesn't have to be naked in films.

The movie got a "Magic Mike XXL" sequel. However, the franchise's financial holdings left Tatum and his ex-wife, Jenna Dewan, at odds with each other since both of them produced the films.

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Tatum was previously married to Dewan for ten years before their 2019 divorce. They both share eight-year-old daughter Everley, whom the former couple welcomed in 2013.

Dewan is now in a relationship with Steve Kazee, with whom she shares a one-year-old son named Callum. Meanwhile, Tatum recently sparked romance rumors with Zoë Kravitz, but neither confirmed nor denied their relationship.

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