While the editors of People may have chosen the 32-year-old actor for the first time as their ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ cover boy, they’re hardly the first magazine editors to decide that Tatum’s face (along with other body parts) moves issues on the newsstand.
In 2012 alone, the Magic Mike hunk appeared on six magazine covers, including the December issue of GQ, which crowned him ‘Movie Star of the Year.’
After finding out about the People title, Tatum confessed that he was in disbelief. Even his wife of three years, Jenna Dewan, was in shock.
“My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me . . . I told Jenna after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked,” he told the magazine.
“She was like, ‘What?’”
“Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now,” Tatum added.
From his early modeling days, to the romantic dramas that made him a household name, Tatum’s career has skyrocketed both on the big screen and on magazine covers.
And while he’s managed to sneak in a couple smirks over the years, Tatum has never failed to deliver his signature smoldering charms.
In honor of People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ Channing Tatum, here’s a look back at his sexiest magazine covers.
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