Before he broke into showbiz, actor Chris Pratt used to make money by ripping his clothes off. 

The Parks and Recreation star has gotten into great shape for some of his recent film roles, including Zero Dark Thirty and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, and he's now revealing that being in good shape used to be his line of work, as he was an actual stripper when he was younger.

"I was always a very much naked person," Chris admits to Buzzfeed. "I loved to always get naked. I was very free, so I thought, 'I may as well get paid." Makes sense to us.

When he was 18, Chris booked several stripping gigs, mostly for bachelorette parties. One of the events where he was hired to strip was actually at his friend's grandmother's birthday party. Awkward. "It was a surprise," Chris says. "I don't know how it got around to them, but they paid me $40."

"I was never like Magic Mike, you know," he adds. "I did go one time and audition on a stage for a club, but I don't think I got the job. I don't think I'm a very good dancer."

Wow! We never would have expected Chris — who has a child with wife Anna Faris — to have been a stripper or to be so open about his previous choices of employment.

Do you think Chris would have made a good stripper? Let us know!

Source: Buzzfeed