Who’s the Big Screen Heartthrob Wrestling Another Guy in Denim Short-Shorts and Nothing Else?

More than a decade ago this big screen babe got the chance to show off those stripper skills before Hollywood came knocking.

Can you guess who the male movie star is who got down on all fours, baring his chiseled chest and tone legs in jean cut-offs?

Hint: This was just a warm-up for Magic Mike.

In honor of Throwback Thursday, Out Magazine dug into their editorial vault and pulled out this sexy — and sweaty — cover, circa February 2002, when Channing Tatum was just an unknown model trying to make his Hollywood dreams come true.

And he was sure to get hearts thumping as the perfect man candy for the Valentine’s Day theme photo shoot, snapped by fashion designer-turned-photog Todd Oldham.

So with that, we’ll leave you with this… enjoy.

Photo: Out Magazine

Photo: Out Magazine