Channing Tatum's Old Modeling Shots Are Hilariously Awful

Before hitting the big time, some stars tell stories of taking on less than savory work to make ends meet, like that time they sold weed, or how they were a personal assistant to a rich person's Pomeranian. Channing Tatum owns up to having stripped to make a living, but that's not all he did. He was also a male model. A ridiculously, ridiculously, funny-looking male model who werked the runway in some of the most hideous threads we've ever seen, all while keeping a stoic, god-I'm-awesome straight face.Channing might prefer these photos stay in the past, but they're just too good to keep a secret. Take a look.

Werk, Boi

Before hitting the big time, some stars tell stories of taking on less than savory work to make ends meet, like that time they sold weed, or how they were a personal assistant to a rich person's Pomeranian. Channing Tatum owns up to having stripped to make a living, but that's not all he did. He was also a male model. A ridiculously, ridiculously, funny-looking male model who werked the runway in some of the most hideous threads we've ever seen, all while keeping a stoic, god-I'm-awesome straight face.Channing might prefer these photos stay in the past, but they're just too good to keep a secret. Take a look.

I'm sorry, what?

In 2003, Tatum walked in the Sean Jean fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, which was apparently way back when long underwear went well with a dead sheep draped across your shoulders.

LOLOLOLOLOL

So model-y.

Vin Diesel liked it, though

And totally ripped off the look.

Oh god, it's getting better

In case those oversized leather catcher pants and that half velvet blazer, half letterman's jacket make him break a sweat, Tatum's got two sweatbands.

Paulie Bleeker's into it

His mom goes for the color-safe bleach, and it shows.

Ah, that's better

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There's the Tatum we know and love. What a difference a decade, and millions and millions of dollars, make.