Not all celebrities were born rich and privileged. A lot of them had to work very hard to get where they are today. They’ve had jobs as salespeople, waiters, bartenders, and literally anything else you can imagine. Probably the weirdest one of them all is stripping. You will be surprised of how many male stars used to strip and dance back in the day before becoming Hollywood-renowned actors. Here are some of the celebrities who used to be strippers and earned for living thanks to this job.
The super-handsome Chris Pratt started out as a stripper. Today he is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood with many blockbuster movies on his resume. He started working as a stripper when he was only 18 but admits he wasn’t very successful. Pratt worked at bachelorette and birthday parties to make living. It all started out because the actor doesn’t mind being naked. And why would he?! Soon, he continued in this field but never made more than $40. Chris says he really wasn’t good at the dancing part, so it’s great that he managed to break through in Hollywood.
“I was always a very much naked person. I loved to always get naked. I was very free, so I thought, I may as well get paid. I did go one time and audition on a stage for a club, but I don’t think I got the job. I don’t think I’m a very good dancer.”- Pratt told BuzzFeed.
Imagine Lady Gaga on a stripping pole. Well, that actually happened back in the day, before the singer became popular. She is just another one of the celebrities who used to be strippers and earned good money from doing it. While she was trying to score a music contract, Gaga had to make living somehow. Her two choices were waitressing and stripping. Since the second one brought more money to the table, that is what she did. The singer was a part of several burlesque shows, where she didn’t show as much as regular strippers do. The looks still bothered her father. This all happened when she was only 18. Today Lady Gaga is one of the top-selling female artists of all times.
“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.”- Gaga said.
The mega-popular rapper has been very honest about her past. The Bronx girl started out as a stripper when she was very young. All this time, Cardi speaks out very often about the fact that strippers are not respected enough, and that job was a great way for her to earn money. It is also a good one for many other ladies out there who bring everything to the table by stripping. The star founded all of her projects from the money she made in the clubs. Bardi thinks that women shouldn’t be judged when they decide to do this job, because for a lot of them it’s the only choice, while the others really enjoy doing it.
This iconic Hollywood star did so many different jobs in the past before becoming an actor. He is one of the most popular celebrities who used to be strippers, and the chances are this is the first time you hear about it. It all happened when Brad was in college and became a part of a fraternity group named Dancing Bares. He and some of his college friends formed this group and performed amateur stripping acts.