Is That You, Channing?
Photographer and talent scout Dianne Paulson discovered Tatum during a local runway show in Tampa: “I saw this bleached blonde guy on the runway doing some wiggle wiggle moves, but he wasn't one of the models. He was clearly trying to show off his talent and I thought ‘who is this guy?’ Paulson told Celebuzz. "There was something different about him. He was so eager and really wanted this to happen.” Believe it or not, Paulson even tried to get him to change his now-famous moniker. “We talked about using Tatum because Channing was such a mouthful. But he said, 'I really, really want to keep my real name.'” Phew!
Source: Dianne Paulson