Channing Tatum and Other Male Celebs that Look Decent in Drag

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What's with guys who like to get dressed in drag - especially if they look better than some women while doing it? That's true for actor Channing Tatum - the "Magic Mike" star stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday night to play a tween girl with Fallon.

The result? He actually looks a lot like Khloe Kardashian (sorry Khloe, but it's true.) During the skit, Tatum played Susie Callahan, the best friend of Fallon's Sara ("without an 'h', ew!") while they rated everything from flip flops ("ew!") to Dustin Hoffman ("cute!)

It was all for some hilarity, but it got us thinking about men in drag: Some look like obvious men in drag, while others put supermodels to shame (kinda.) Check out our picks for best male stars in drag. Do you agree?

Arsenio Hall

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall took on several characters in the 1987 classic "Coming to America," including a black preacher (Murphy) and a white Jewish man (Hall.) However, it was Hall's take as a woman in a nightclub that made us see green with envy. Sure, the joke was that it was a man in drag, but his smooth skin made his makeup look fab. We were definitely jealous.

Gael Garcia Bernal

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal in drag (for the Pedro Almodovar film "A Bad Education") looks a lot like the love child of Juliette Lewis and "Glee" star Lea Michele. Just look at that bone structure! Flawless.

Cillian Murphy

Irish actor Cillian Murphy has these incredible blue eyes and fine features that helped him pull off the role of a lifetime as a woman in 2005's "Breakfast on Pluto." Just look at him! You probably wouldn't guess that "woman" is actually a guy by glancing at the photo. Don't lie.

Jon Leguizamo

Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes both starred in 1995's "To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar," but it was comedian Jon Leguizamo's take as a Puerto Rican drag queen Chi Chi Rodriguez that had us hooked. He was pretty convincing for most of the film - he sort of looked like a twentysomething Jennifer Lopez. On the other hand, Snipes looked like a football player in a dress - with the voice to match. Oh well, can't get 'em all right.

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