Channing Tatum poses on the cover of August's GQ. - GQ
And here's how: At 18, he washed out of college in West Virginia and ended up in South Beach. He worked in construction and as a perfume spritzer at Dillard's. Then he walked into a modeling agency and got a job with Abercrombie. Went to Hollywood. Stayed handsome. Landed a bunch of roles -- two, oddly, with the name of "Duke." And the "G.I. Joe" star is now being called the next best thing. He's not complaining.