It’s an XXL-sized #tbt: in a video posted by Glamour earlier today, you can watch an innocent and carefree 21-year-old Channing Tatum back in his runway model days at Milan Fashion Week in 2002. In the video, footage of young Tatum smoldering down the Milan runway is intercut with a few shots from Magic Mike XXL as well as an interview with a fashion reporter.
“It’s kind of like performing,” Tatum says before admitting he doesn’t think he has what it takes to “make a million bucks or whatever” as a model, “but I would love to go into acting.” Bless your heart, early-2000s Channing and your two little early-2000s pendant necklaces. If only you knew what was in store!
Prefer your Channing a little older? Check out EW’s cover story with the stars of Magic Mike XXL.