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America loves strippers so it’s no surprise that today’s stars are coming from strobe lights to the limelight, and reinventing the ‘American Dream.’ Women like Blac Chyna have embraced their exotic dancing past and reinvented her career as public figures at the same time. Whether you like it or not, having stripper on your resume is not only the new normal but your meal ticket to making big in Hollywood.

Even more seasoned women feel more comfortable these days coming out to speak about their days as an exoctic dancer. Like Ms. Tanqueray from Humans Of New York. She took the Internet by storm this week with her wild stories of stripping in the 70s.

In today’s society, showing off your ass-ets could get you from dancing for rappers at Magic City, to attending parties with the likes of Beyonce.  Check out our gallery of stars who went from ass-y to classy.

1. Eve

The pitbull in a skirt was an exotic dancer before getting signed to Ruff Ryders.

2. Cardi B


Bardi went from pole to Vogue in a short matter of years.

3. Azelia Banks


The singer told the Daily Beast: ““I worked at this little strip club and it was a low point, but I wanted some fast money,” she told the outlet. “I was such a chicken in the strip club. It was not my thing at all. I was there for just two weekends, and then I quit because ‘212’ blew up.”

4. Blac Chyna

Before she was Tyga and Rob Kardashian’s baby momma, Chyna was the leading lady in Miami strip clubs.

5. NeNe Leakes

Before becoming an Atlanta housewife, Nene was an Atlanta stripper.

6. Channing Tatum

Magic Mike was the semibio about Tatum’s life as a Chippendales dancer.

7. Amber Rose

The mom of two was a stripper before she ROSE to fame.

8. Kendra Wilkinson

Before being one of Hugh Hefners bunnies, Kendra was an exotic dancer.

9. Trina

Before being the baddest chick, Trina took her talents down to south beach.

10. Joseline Hernandez

Joseline is not afraid to let the world know that Stevie J saved her from a life of stripping.

11. Kash Doll

Before she was showing us all how to get iced out, she was making bank at the strip club.