After over 20,000 votes, CTU readers all over the world chose your favorite fans from the initial Top Ten, and the lucky Top Three BIGGEST Fans for 2011 (Jennifer Hood, Lena Strausser and Lielani Lopez) have won a photo personally autographed by Chan and Jenna!!!
The ultimate decision for this contest is always a family affair, so I have to say thanks to Chan’s mom Kay and sister Paige and Jenna’s mom Nancy for making the very difficult final choice this year. They are all so grateful for the incredible support you guys give to Chan and Jenna!
Without further ado, Channing and Jenna’s 2011 BIGGEST Fan is…
City and State: Lake Zurich, Illinois
Favorite Channing Tatum Photo and Why?: I saw a photo of Channing in a Chicago Cubs jersey at Wrigley field about to throw out the first pitch, and I just fell in love with it. Now granted I am a Sox fan at heart, but to see my fave guy here in my city supporting my sports teams, it just made me smile and always makes me smile when I look at it, corny but true!
Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: My favorite Channing movie is Stop Loss. I come from a long line of military family and friends, and this is one of the only movies I have ever seen that really showed what our men and woman have gone through. It did so in an honest and very real way that made me proud. I thought that Channing’s portrayal of Steve was dead on and my baby brother who is a Marine also said he was proud of the movie. It’s a classic to me.
Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?: In Stop Loss the scene between Steve (Channing) and Brandon (Ryan Phillippe) after Tommy’s funeral in the cemetery. The fight and then the emotional exchange when both men who have considered the other like a brother finally try to explain why they did what they felt they must. It is such a charged scene; I don’t know how anyone can not be moved when they watch. I have lost so many to the war and to the after effects; I have had friends stop lossed. This does happen; it was the best scene in the movie, one of Channing’s best of his career so far in my opinion.
Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: I can’t wait to see both 21 Jump Street and GI Joe 2! I love Jonah Hill so I know that the teaming of Channing and Jonah will be epic and I loved GI Joe and have always been a fan of the series, and the addition of Bruce Willis and The Rock Dwayne Johnson makes its so much more exciting!! Naturally I am also looking forward to The Vow as it has been on my must see list for over a year now and Ten Year as it’s a new Jenna and Channing movie…did I mention I just have to see everything Tatum related.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Photo and Why?: I was looking through the achieves on CTU one day and I found the photo to answer this question. I saw a photo from their wedding day, and it was of Jenna dancing with her step dad. I am an admitted daddy girl myself. I lost my daddy 14 years ago. So he won’t be here to dance with me on my wedding day. So this picture of her dancing with her daddy, it made me wanna cry with happiness because it was so sweet. So that’s my favorite.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie and Why?: My favorite Jenna movie is Step Up. It’s my favorite for many reasons. To me it’s not just a movie about awesome dancing, or a story about two people falling in love. To me it’s about chasing your dreams even when it seems no one wants to support you, or tells you you can’t do it. It’s about knowing what you want and going for it no matter what. It’s hard when even your own mother doesn’t tell you that you can be anything you want to be, when life seems to just want to keep you down. Step Up to me is about overcoming anything and making your dreams a reality.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Scene and Why?:My favorite Jenna scene is one that most may find a little strange. I like scenes I can relate to. So mine is the scene between Nora and her mother at the dinner table. Nora is trying to talk to her mother about her dancing and the showcase and her partner getting hurt and all her mother can do is get on her case about their deal. That if she doesn’t get hired at this showcase she has to go to college. Not once does her mother encourage her or tell her that she believes in her or anything. That’s how it was for me. I sang, not danced, but I had to do it alone. When I became a mom, I promised myself I would encourage my daughter to chase her dreams. So watching this scene, I saw myself in Nora, and it was so real, so it showed what an incredible actress Jenna is, that she brought such depth to the role, made me see myself in it.
Favorite Upcoming Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie/Show and Why?: My favorite upcoming Jenna show is The Playboy Club!!!! I can’t wait to see it next month on NBC!! Its being shot in my home city, so I am hoping to maybe get to catch a glimpse of her while she is here, my daddy used to go to the real Playboy Club so he always would tell me stories about it when I was little, and so many people I love are in the cast as well. I have seen the trailers and it looks awesome. I can’t wait, finally a weekly dose of Jenna on my TV WHOO HOO!!!!!
Have you ever met Channing and/or Jenna?: No, I have never had the pleasure of meeting either of them yet. I am a cancer patient, so I can’t do any traveling now, though, it is one of my dying wishes to get a chance to meet them and tell them how much they have touched my life. Either way, through CTU I feel like I have gotten to know them more them most celebrities, as they open up themselves much more.
Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Fan?: I am 35 years old, I am too sick to work, yet I still am at that movie theater with my daughter every time one of their movies opens. I get to my local Wal-Mart when a new DVD comes out on Tuesdays. I follow them on Twitter and I follow Post The Love too. I still remember when I got a Tweet and a RT from Jenna this summer; I was like a giggling school girl all month!! But, I am also respectful. I had heard about where they were gonna be a few times, once when Channing was shooting The Dilemma and then again a few weeks ago when Jenna was shooting Playboy Club and Channing was in town, and I wasn’t about to start invading private time to try and get a photo. I love being a fan, living in the Chicago area I have a better chance to meet celebrities, but I know to be respectful. Channing and Jenna are beautiful and amazing people. The work they do for causes they care about makes me want to give what I can too. I am proud to call myself a fan, at 35 yes. I may not be here to enter this next year, and that’s ok, I just wanted them both to know that they touched me, that they are amazing, that no matter how this contest plays out I am their biggest, loudest, proudest fan, but I won’t invade their space to tell them lol!!! Love you both!!!
In addition to the autographed photo and at least a year’s worth of bragging rights, Chan and Jenna’s 2011 BIGGEST fan will also win the following prizes:
- Followed by Chan and Jenna on their Official Twitter Profiles
- $50 Fandango gift card to go see all of Chan and Jenna’s upcoming films when they hit the theaters
- $50 Amazon gift card to buy Chan and Jenna’s films on DVD
If you didn’t make it this year, don’t worry. We will always hold this same contest every year.
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