Some guys have all the luck. British-born Aussie Will Parfitt, who not only is the splitting image of Channing Tatum, makes a living taking of his clothes for hundreds of admiring women, and rakes in some serious cash while doing it.
Undressing is a task that most of us do every day for free, however for the 27 year-old, self-taught male stripper, it can earn him over $3000 per weekend.
Parfitt and his success has gone viral recently, given his physical likeness to Tatum in cult movie Magic Mike, a story that also parallels Parfitt’s own accidental introduction to the world of male stripping.
“I was travelling, just enjoying the party scene in Australia,” Parfitt told the Daily Mail last week.
“I met a club promoter who started calling me ‘Channing’ as a joke. I didn’t really take him seriously – he was the one who introduced me to Magic Men [his agency].”
However the real interest in the story has been Parfitt’s enourmous earning potential as a result of his accidental profession. According to reports, Will charges $220 for a performance lasting between 20 and 30 minutes, and can be booked for up to 15 gigs per weekend.
Parfitt’s agency, Magic Men, specializes in hens parties and girls nights out, and the hosts can request what character they want Will to undress as. Popular costume requests include policemen, firemen, and even Magic Mike imitations.
“They [the shows] start off pretty tame but the later the night goes on, the crazier things seem to get and it can be pretty hard to control a roomful of women.
“And the later it gets the more ‘hands-on’ they [the girls] get too.
“Generally it’s the brides-to-be, definitely, who are making the most of the opportunity to blow off some steam before they get hitched.”
Thousands of admiring women. Check. Ripped Body. Check. Massive paycheck to match. Check.
Excuse us while we hit the gym…