Channing Tatum, an image that represents the new generation of hip and urban sensation is taking over America by surprise. Another proud discovery by Page 305 following Tyson Ballou, Channing is the latest and the hippest sought-after star of the agency. A face with well defined jaw-line, a clean shaven head, and a race car dive that is full of energy and edginess in the Mountain Dew commercial 2002 give Channing all the attention that he can handle.
Channing is a southern boy born in Alabama. At the age of six, his family moved to Mississippi where he had many fun memories of his childhood. Channing stills spends his summer time with his grandparents back in Alabama to constantly remind his roots. Due to Channing’s tough and sometimes troublesome boyish nature, his parents sent him to a military school in grade nine.
Channing’s love for football and his athleticism eventually won him an athletic scholarship to play college football in West Virginia. His college football career didn’t turn out to be promising, which ended with Channing dropping out of school. For the next a little while, Channing had worked for a pet nursery, in construction, as a mortgage broker, and at the cologne counter and clothing store.
Channing first experience with entertainment industry came when he was casted in Ricky Martin’s video “She Bangs”. He plays a kid with the platinum Mohawk. While he was still getting over his platinum hair dude, a model friend in Miami introduced him to some local agencies, where he moved and started his modeling career. Channing’s initial reaction to modeling was not so optimistic, instead his aspiration was to be an actor. After a period of struggle, Channing’s pictures were sent to Jason Kanner, a New York City modeling agent at Major Models. Jason persuaded Channing to move to New York to advance his career in the print world.
Channing has since been seen on the pages of Vogue Magazine, the cover of Out magazine, Citizen K, Contents, Elegance Magazine, and NY Times Fashion insert, and he was one of the Tear Sheet Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful faces (October 2001). Channing has worked extensively in Paris, Milan and New York in various campaigns such as Nautica, Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle and Emporio Armani. Channing can be seen in television commercials as well, such as Pepsi (“Scratching”), American Eagle, and of course Mountain Dew (“Drive”).