Real Life Magic Mike Looks Just Like Channing Tatum

If you thought that you would never be able to witness Channing Tatum's stripping from Magic Mike in real life, then this might be the next best thing.

Will Parfitt is being labelled Australia's own Magic Mike (Channing's character), and you can see why, as he is pretty much a spit of the Hollywood actor.

The movie is based on a story on a young man who falls into the world of male stripping, and becomes pretty damn good at it.

And not only does Will look like the actor behind the film's main character, his story is almost exactly the same too.

Speaking to Femail about the early days of his career, Will recalled: "I was travelling, just enjoying the party scene in Australia. 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."

The self-taught stripper was born in London, but he is now Melbourne-based, and has been for the past three years.

27-year-old Will now strips for Magic Men, which is an agency specialising in hen dos, parties and private events.

Will first started off as a topless waiter, moving into shows but also has a day job of a removalist.

He then has a steady stream of gigs at the weekend, sometimes performing up to 15 acts in just two days.

Performances run between 20 and thirty minutes, and girls get to choose what the strippers dress up as, meaning Will often dons policeman, fireman and even karate instructor outfits. He also earns himself a small fortune for stripping off too.

While it sounds like there is loads of perks to his career, Will did tell the publication that things can get out of hand when a woman struggles to control herself during his performance.

He did point out that it was usually brides-to-be wanting to 'blow off steam' before they tied the knot.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Will Parfitt/PA Images

Rachel Andrews

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