10 Celebrities Who Were Previously Strippers



Lady Gaga has publicly said that she had worked in strip clubs when she was eighteen, adding that she “discovered a real personal freedom through it. 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.“



This one is definitely no surprise, but model Amber Rose has been a stripper since 15 years old. Reality star Khloe Kardashian helped to re-surface the note in a Twitter war with Rose.


Actor and producer, Golden Globe winner Brad Pitt reportedly participated in a group called “Dancing Bares“, in which he and six fellow frat brothers would dance nude. Pitt has also told the public that strippers changed his life.


Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has publicly mentioned his former stripper gigs when he was on “Jersey Shore“. TMZ learned that The Situation was a member of the East Coast based “All American Male” crew before he had a hit reality show.


“Live” host Kelly Ripa has said that actor and husband Mark Consuelos was a stripper in Florida fresh out of finishing his degree at the University of South Florida, around the time he was looking to break into the entertainment industry.


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Actor and film producer Channing Tatum was a stripper before playing one on-screen. Videos and pictures have surfaced throughout the years of the actor’s days as a Florida stripper, too. Tatum reportedly started stripping at age 19 after dropping out from the University of South Florida.

“On a good night, [I made] 150 bucks. On a bad night, 70 bucks — even 50 at times” he admitted.


Chris Pratt was formerly a stripper performing at local bachelorette parties. Pratt had told Buzzfeed that as someone who always loved getting naked, he figured he “may as well get paid (for it)“.

Pratt admitted that he had a handful of gigs at age eighteen, including his friend’s grandmother’s birthday party at which he made $40.



Hip-hop artist Eve was formerly a stripper, but says she stopped to focus on her music career. Eve has spoken on her stripper days when she was seventeen and mentioned how leaked photos devastated her emotionally. The musician also says that her partying lifestyle turned into severe depression.



Real Housewife of Atlanta cast member Nene Leakes was formerly a stripper and she isn’t ashamed!

“Yes, I was a stripper – let the judgments ensue,” Leakes, known as “Silk” during her days in the sex industry, said. “I’m not ashamed.”



Television personality Kendra Wilkinson says she was formerly a stripper, but adds that she is “still kind of embarrassed about doing it.”

“I kind of lost myself for a little bit. I wasn’t a druggie stripper, I was a very good person doing it.” Wilkinson has been quoted as saying.