Ran into a few technical difficulties with this year’s vote, so voting officially kicks off today!! You guys have 5 days to vote for the top three BIGGEST fans for 2011. Please read the entries and then VOTE at the end of this post.
Anyone can vote as many times and for as many fans as you want, so if you’re one of the lucky top ten, send out the link to this post and have your family and friends join in on the vote too! Here are the 2011 TOP TEN BIGGEST FANS…
BIGGEST Fan Candidate: #1
City and State: Pulaski, Tennessee
Favorite Channing Tatum Photo and Why?: This was a really tough one! I have so many that I love, but the close-up I chose is one of my very favorites. Aside from being incredibly sexy, it shows several of the personality traits that I love about Chan. You can see the slight hint of mischief in the eyes with the I’ve got a secret grin. A girl could get lost in those eyes for quite a while =)
Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: Either She’s the Man or GI Joe. I have a really hard time deciding between the two. She’s the Man gave Chan a chance to show many different sides to his personality and demonstrate his ability to display a wide range of emotions. He did a great job of showing the butterflies that go with a crush, the anger that accompanies being betrayed by a friend, the determination and passion of a dedicated athlete, the sweet romance that goes with a first love and made me laugh until I cried several times. And, GI Joe, well, it’s Chan in a military uniform in Paris (my favorite city in the world) and what’s NOT to love
Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?: It is not really a scene in one of his movies, but I love the special features of Step Up where Chan and Jenna are watching the dance audition videos. I have also loved every interview I have seen him do some of my favorites were his interviews with Marlan Wayans about GI Joe andVanity Fair at Comic-con. In all of these , his fun, quick-witted, and playful side really comes out. I love how genuine and real he is when he is just being Chan; he truly seems like someone I could have grown up with and/or someone I could hang out and have a drink with as an adult. I grew up near the Alabama/Tennessee state line, and he reminds me SO much of all the guys I was friends with as a teenager!
As far as a movie scene, there are MANY that I love! One of my favorites is the scene in GI Joe where he tells Anna I’m gonna get you out of here. I think every little girl dreams of the hero to rescue her (the knight in shining armor,if you will). The passion and determination to save his girl (despite the risk to his own life and the evil she had done) is enough to make any woman wish to be rescued by someone who loves her as much as Duke loved Anna. And, it certainly wouldn’t hurt if your rescuer was the sexiest man alive! =)
Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: I am really looking forward to The Vow ! (and GI Joe 2) Since I can’t watch the trailer to The Vow without crying, I am sure that I will have to stock up on Kleenex before I go see the movie. This looks like another one of those movies where Chan really shows off his acting skills and makes us experience every possible human emotion. And the hopeless romantic in me always loves a good love story!
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Photo and Why?: I absolutely love this picture of Jenna with the little dog on the streets of Paris. I love the face that she is making and as a fellow dog lover, I often find myself stopping to play with random dogs on the street and talk to them using that same face.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie and Why?: Take the Lead is one of my very favorite movies. Since I am a counselor in a middle school with a very diverse and very poor population, I can relate to the mission of the teacher in so many ways. I see many of my students represented in the different characters in the movie. I LOVE the movies that show the difference that a dedicated educator can make in the life of a child! Jenna was absolutely beautiful in this film, and I am always fascinated when I watch her dance.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Scene and Why?:The scene in Step-Up, right before the showcase, where she asks Tyler if he remembers the steps. The desperation in her voice when she called his name and the passion in her eyes were so convincing; every girl who has ever been in love can relate! In this scene, Nora took an extreme risk for the sake of love and because she believed in someone else ñ such a beautiful story!
Favorite Upcoming Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie/Show and Why?: I am looking forward to slightly single in LA because the story sounds very similar to my own attempts at relationships except mine is not located in a place as glamorous as LA =)
Have you ever met Channing and/or Jenna?: Technically no, but I did watch JIG with them online and chatted with them afterwards. That afternoon was one of the absolute most incredible experiences of my life. Chan even said hi to my dog, and both of them talked to me at some point. I was so impressed by their willingness to just hang out with their fans. I am planning to go to New Orleans for my Fall Break, and there are no words to express how insanely happy I would be if I was lucky enough to meet Chan or Jenna while I’m there. I’m excited to just be in the same city where GI Joe 2 is filming!
Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Fan?: I have NEVER in my life been such a huge fan of anyone! But, there is something about Chan and Jenna as people, not just actors, that makes me really admire them. I love how real and genuine they are and I love the way they love each other, their families, Rwanda (I’ve been planning to adopt from there for years), and dogs (I’m a fellow dog lover!). Everything I see and read about them makes me love them that much more. The GQ article where Chan took the reporter to his uncle’s farm brought back so many great childhood memories of visiting my great grandmother on her farm. His family sounds a lot like my southern family – and I love it! When I got the AMAZING opportunity to hang out with them to watch JIG and chat with them afterwards and I was beaming with excitement for DAYS!! My friends still can’t get me to shut up about it! I have made it a mission to watch everything they are involved in and read everything I can about them. As much as I love them as actors, I admire them as people much more ñ they just seem like good people (to use a southern term) that I would love to hang out with! My coworkers all tease me because there is a GI Joe birthday card in my office and they all know it’s there because it has a fold out poster of Chan as GI Joe. All my friends are really entertained by the ridiculous school-girl grin I get when I see Chan on tv or in pictures. I had never bought a GQ magazine until I saw Chan on the cover and now I own two! I even tried to get my friend to name her son Channing a few years ago ñ her husband wouldn’t go for it =)
BIGGEST Fan Candidate: #2
City and State: Belmont, California
Favorite Channing Tatum Photo and Why?: Oh wow! Do I really have to choose just one? How in the world am I going to do that? All of his pictures are mesmerizing (yes, I used the word). Ok, I know he has TONS, but I fell in love with his GQ Cover, I love how he was pictured here. I can’t explain why I love this picture so much. Everytime I see this, automatically I have my one hand underneath my chin, a smile reaching to my ears and just stare at it for a couple of seconds..! My husband caught me once and he said, “wow!, you really are mesmerized by his looks!”, (don’t worry, my husband is not left unloved!)
Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: Well, he has done so much in his career and it’s so hard to again pinpoint just one. I absolutely love Channing in “Dear John” I have to say. His acting in that movie was so spot on that I truly felt he was the actual “John Tyree” and not him playing a character in the movie. Like I said, I knew who he was, but I really became a FAN when I saw this movie. I honestly don’t think no other actor would’ve been perfect for that role and the movie! Seriously.
Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?: Oh My! another tough question… I’m going to go with a scene from Dear John, When John came back to see Savannah at the Barn House. The nervousness I felt when John walked up to Savannah was just unbearable! I so wanted Savannah to come up to John and give him a big hug but that was not the case, the distance torn them apart, so heartbreaking (with both my hands to my chest). The awkwardness of having to see your first love for the first time after 2 years and knowing that she belongs to someone else.. just terrible. Channing acted that role to perfection!
Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: Well, this is easy.. All of his upcoming movies will be a Favorite of mine! Ten Year, Haywire, The Vow, 21 Jumpstreet to Magic Mike and GI Joe2! As long as he’s cast in a movie, I’m there! If I really have to name one, it definitely has to be Magic Mike.. kind of interested to see how his dancing past came about, not that he’s ashamed of it, and he aint proud of it either (he qouted at Ellen’s show), I don’t know, just really curious to see how it all started!
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Photo and Why?: Just like her husband Channing (whom all his photos are so hard to choose from), Jenna’s photos are all beautiful! Hands down will be my personal fave, It’s their movie poster from Step Up ? – Her pose just goes to show you how passionate she is with her dancing, and of course how comfortable she was and still is with Channing. This poster has to be if not one of the best Movie Poster’s that I’ve seen. Period.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie and Why?: I’ve seen a couple of movies that Jenna starred in, one being Falling Awake (which I enjoyed her character), but my all time fave will have to be Nora from Step Up without a doubt! Jenna really gave it her all in this movie, showcasing her talent/passion for dancing! Perfect role for her!
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Scene and Why?:It’s in Step up, where Tyler and Nora see each other at the bay and start dancing, they both dance so effortlessly.. through their dancing, it’s like they are communicating in a beautiful silent way, no words need to express their love for one another (and carried it off screen). ??
Favorite Upcoming Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie/Show and Why?: Besides Ten Year that I’m looking forward too, I definitely cannot wait to see Jenna in the The Playboy Club this Fall! I’m sure Jenna will carry out her role as Bunny Janie in this show really great! It will be exciting to actually see her every week on the TV screens and not just looking out for her on the Big screen.
Have you ever met Channing and/or Jenna?: This is one question I don’t like to answer, because SADLY, I have not met neither of them. When they did the online chat for Jig that one time, I’m not sure if they recalled seeing something that said “I’m starstruck just seeing you both on my computer screens! that was me (Anonymous)..! I can call that I met them in person in my world! That’s close enough – tee-hee! I did have one chance to actually meet Channing when he did a press stop here in San Francisco while promoting Dear John, I was not one of the lucky 200 people who were able to get a signed poster and quick hello/hug from Channing. I always look at videos of the fans who went to Macy’s for the autograph signing, and I always feel saddened that why! oh why! I was not part of those 200 people! It broke my heart, that he was so close but yet so far! Never caught a glimpse of him at all! I felt devastated. You know, I just have to be a patient FAN and just wait for an opportunity that in hopes one day I would have the privilege to meet Channing & Jenna.
Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Fan?: Let’s see I’m a fabulous Channing Tatum/Jenna Dewan- Tatum because I really, really, really love them so much! There’s something magical with these two and it’s so refreshing to see that both of them are so down to earth, very nice to their fans and absolutely loves their craft. Both of them are so adorable, respect one another, they are so close to their to families! I love that, since I’m the same too.
I started collecting/buying anything that this couple were in, I”m slowly collecting their movies and my whole shelf which was once occupied by random movies has now been taken over by Channing & Jenna’s films! Seriously. When a package would arrive, my husband would tell me “what is that?”, I just give a smile on my face and my husband will be rolling his eyes and tell me ” Is that another Channing movie?” I proudly would say “Well, yes it is! You have a problem dear?” He just walks away…
I have been following them on Twitter, as well as Channing’s Post the Love website. When I would get a RT on Twitter from Channing and or Jenna, I get all “giggly” inside and that he/she has noticed me in the Twitter World! I’m not invisible to them, I exist! I literally opened a Twitter account to follow him and Jenna.. Even my husband and yes, my only son who’s 5 has taken noticed that all I talk about each day is Channing and or Jenna but in a nice non-stalking way! My whole family is already aware of me being a huge fan of both! I can’t say anything negative about them, they are just too awesome and give them credit of always finding ways to give back to their numerous FANS. I support you both no matter what! Love you both!
BIGGEST Fan Candidate: #3
City and State: Obregon, Sonora
Favorite Channing Tatum Photo and Why?: I struggle with myself to choose one favorite picture. But i think i choose the best one, that is the one that is attached here, were you can see just his face. I chose it because i think that he looks just amazingly simple and handsome of course, but at the same time it’s really interesting and it is just him. Is him, staring at you. Staring at the camera. Just there. Being him. I mean, i don’t know if you get me but i love the picture. I also love the hole “hat” photo shoot cause it seems very fun and the one from step up were he’s doing a lot of crazy poses.
Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: Step Up! because i just looooove the movie haha i mean, i’m a dancer and obviously i love dance movies, and also of course is a movie of channing so that’s AWESOME! and i really love channing dancing, he is an amazing dancer, and actor and everything! and of course he look really handsome in the movie so.. haha and he looks so cute when he try to dance like jenna and it’s just wow.. i may not express like i should, but i just get to excited! i mean, i don’t think i can’t put that in words.
Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?: Of course it has to be on step up! and its the scene when nora is teaching tyler how to dance ballet! hahaha i just love itttttt i love the way he looks so silly and cute but also he knows how to dance and he do some great moves too haha it’s my favorite scene(:
Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: Definitely The Vow, because i think it will be a great film, i like a lot romantic films, and Chan is the protagonist with Rachel McAdams, and she’s great too! so i can’t wait to see the movie!
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Photo and Why?: I choose a photo shoot photo, the one that i attached here; i choose it because she looks so pretty, she looks so free and just breathtaking.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie and Why?: you may think i have a n obsesion or something.. hahaha but i gotta say Step Up too! haha and it’s just because everything i say before, and because she is a ballet dancer:)) and im just in love that movie! and well,,she’s with chan so.. haha
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Scene and Why?: yes, it will be the scene where she’s alone dancing.. and it’s just cause i think that when you dance you show a lot of yourself, and you reflect emotions, and when she dance ballet in Step Up, it was just amazing(:
Favorite Upcoming Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie/Show and Why?: i gotta say, Slightly Single in L.A., because like i say before, i really like romantic films, and this is a romantic comedy so i can’t wait! and most of the cast are actresses so i think it will be a great comedy movie(:
Have you ever met Channing and/or Jenna?: no): but i never loose hope:D
Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Fan?: Because i just love them! i’m a super super super channing tatum fan! i first saw him on she’s the man, and i love him since(: i had seen all his movies and little tv parts and when i see him on a magazine i don’t care what magazine or anything,,i just buy it.. i run all over the house when he rt me(: and i can’t even describe what i did when he follow and mention me! there’s no friend of mine that doesn’t know who channing tatum is, i have all his movies,, i tweet him or at least mention him every time i can, i have all my room full of posters, and i just love him..really. i think he’s an amazing actor, model, dancer, and most important..an amazing person. i mean, seriously, i don’t think that you can find a bigger fan.. and it’s not just because of this, i mean, there are a lot of other things, but i think i mention a lot(: and maybe you find someone who actually met him or something like that, but i don’t think that’s really important here cause there are a million people that can say that they met him and they are not exactly the biggest fans right? but i considered myself one of his biggest fans ever! also there’s jenna. honestly i wasn’t here fan until she got married with chan(: and then i started looking for info and movies and everything about her, and she is also an amazing person. I first saw here on step up, and i didn’t even know who she was then, but i love her in that movie! and i think she is a great dancer too. i tweet to her everytime i can, and i have posters of both in my room. I think that they are an amazing couple and i admire them(:
BIGGEST Fan Candidate: #4
City and State: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Favorite Channing Tatum Photo and Why?: This photo from the Teen Choice Awards 2008 is my favorite picture of Channing for a couple reasons. For one, the face he is making is hilarious! I love when celebrities act like themselves in public. It shows that they are real and not fake. Two, it doesn’t matter what picture of Channing you’re looking at or what face he is making in a picture. Channing Tatum is HOT and it shows in every picture he’s in!
Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: All Channing Tatum movies are my favorite so this is really hard to decide. If I had to pick one I think I’d pick She’s The Man. I would pick this one because it’s the first Channing Tatum movie I saw that made me REALLY like him. He is so funny in this movie and I love the chemistry he had with Amanda Bynes. I also love how he is shirtless at the perfect moments. For example, when Amanda Bynes’s character Viola walks into the dorm for the first time and Channing’s character Duke is with his friends…shirtless! Another example would be, when Duke scores the first goal against Cornwall and he lifts up his shirt while celebrating!
Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?: I LOVE so many scenes in so many of Channing’s movies! I love the scene from Dear John when John and Savannah have their first kiss in the rain because it’s SO romantic. I also love the scene from She’s The Man where Duke uses a tampon for his bloody nose. I love this scene because of the way Duke says “these things actually work” and the look on Amanda Bynes face as he’s saying this. I also love the scene from The Dilemma when Vince Vaughn’s character Ronny comes to get his camera. I love it because when Channing’s character Zip opens the door with a gun pointed at Ronny he says “come inside the house”. I love this scene because of its comedy and how Zip thinks Ronny will come inside the house with a gun pointed at him.
Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: My favorite upcoming movie of Channing’s would have to be The Vow because it looks like a really cute movie and I want to see how Channing’s character Leo will win Paige’s heart in the end.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Photo and Why?: I love this photo of Jenna because she looks completely in love! You can really tell by the expression on Jenna’s face that it’s the happiest day of her life! She also looks beautiful in her wedding dress.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie and Why?: My favorite movie that Jenna is in is definitely Step Up. It’s such a good movie for so many reasons. For one, you know that Channing and Jenna’s feelings for each are real and rather than just acting. Two, Jenna is an incredible dancer and it shows throughout the whole movie.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Scene and Why?: My favorite scene that Jenna is in would have to be every dancing scene in Step Up! Jenna is really an amazing dancer and in every scene that she danced in I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her!
Favorite Upcoming Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie/Show and Why?: I would love to see Ten Year for a couple reasons. One reason is because Jenna and Channing will be in a movie together again! Another reason is because the plot of friends reuniting ten years after their high school graduation sounds very interesting to me. The third reason is because I would like to see how this group of friends will feel about each other at this ten year reunion.
Have you ever met Channing and/or Jenna?: I have sadly not met Channing or Jenna but I hope that one day I will. I try to tweet them once a day to see if I can get the chance to communicate with one of them.
Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Fan?: I am a fabulous Chenna fan for many reasons. First of all ever since I saw She’s The Man I have been totally obsessed with everything Channing Tatum. I look up pictures of him on google everyday just to see if there’s a new one on there that I didn’t see. I also search him on IMDB everyday to see if he will be in any new movies. After The Dilemma came out on DVD, I tried looking everywhere for another one of my favorite pictures of Channing. When I couldn’t find it I took the picture myself on my TV screen just so I could show all my twitter followers and facebook friends. My profile picture on facebook is a FACEinHOLE picture. My face is on Jenna’s body and I’m next to Channing! I have also been trying to get my aunt to make me a shirt with Channing Tatum on it. And who could forget Jenna? I love her personality and how nice and sweet she is! She is totally gorgeous and makes a huge fashion statement in every photo I see her in. She is an amazing dancer and has inspired me to take dancing lessons someday. I love Chenna as a whole also because they are the CUTEST couple ever! They look SO cute together and totally in love. I love Channing, Jenna, and Chenna and hope that I will be recognized as their #1 fan!
City and State: Chesterfield, Michigan
Favorite Channing Tatum Photo and Why?: I had to choose this picture because it truly is my favorite. I had to look through all of my favorite pictures again to choose one. It was so difficult for me to choose a favorite. I chose this picture because it truly is a real picture. I don’t mean literally real. I mean everything about it is REAL. His smile isn’t fake or he isn’t trying too hard, or isn’t trying at all. It caught him at a time where he wasn’t looking at the camera, and yet he still looks like a natural on the camera.
Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: Honestly it is very difficult to pick my favorite Channing movie. I LOVE all of Channing Tatum’s movies and I am not lying. I would have to say that my favorite Channing Tatum movie would be She’s The Man. I recently had a Channing Movie Marathon and I have come to She’s The Man being one of my top favorites. Every movie is different and there are things that I like about them and things that I don’t always like. I picked She’s The Man to be my favorite movie because I loved Channing’s character the whole time. There wasn’t a moment where I didn’t like the character. In some of his movies I don’t really care for the character at different parts of the movies. I absolutely LOVE the way that Channing played Duke. He was sensitive, funny, and adorable. That is how I see Channing Tatum in my eyes, so it kind of reflects my vision of Channing in a way.
Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?: Now I should pick a different movie for my favorite scene but I can’t. I have read the top 3 fans from last year and 2 of them said this same scene. I hate to say the same thing but it TRULY is my favorite scene. My favorite scene is in She’s The Man when Duke and “Sebastian” are at the gym and Duke answers the phone when Olivia calls him. The way that Channing answers the phone is seriously the best way that I have EVER seen someone answer the phone. Whenever my friend and I watch that movie we have to rewind that scene over and over because it just makes us laugh. I actually tried answering my flip phone like that once, but it didn’t work out for me too well. I don’t think any other scene can beat that one
Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: My favorite Channing Tatum movie that is coming soon is The Vow. I am looking forward to watching all of the new Channing movies (believe me) , but I think that I am looking forward to The Vow the most. Other than Jenna, Rachel McAdams is one of my favorite actresses. Ofcourse Channing is my favorite actor (obviously) so I think that it makes it an awesome movie. I think that they will be perfect together in The Vow. Sometimes you can tell that some actors and actresses won’t be good together. I just have a great feeling that The Vow will be a great movie just by the actor/actress combination. I also love the story line of the movie too and I am really excited that a movie that awesome has an actor as awesome as Channing in it.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Photo and Why?: I really love this Jenna picture because as beautiful as Jenna is in real life it captures her true beauty on the camera I love her hair, make-up and outfit in this picture. There isn’t anything that I hate about this picture.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie and Why?: I would have to say that my favorite Jenna movie would be Step Up. I loved Jenna’s Character in Step Up. I don’t think that I can imagine any other actress playing Nora. Jenna was perfect in Step Up. She is beautiful, smart, and an awesome dancer. I love Jenna in Step up because her and Channing are perfect together. Step Up is my favorite Jenna movie because it is a beautiful movie with her in it.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Scene and Why?: My favorite Jenna scene is the scene in Step Up where she and Channing dance on the rooftop of her secret place she goes to. I not only liked the dancing but I loved the chemistry between Nora and Tyler. I am a sucker for scenes like that.
Favorite Upcoming Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie/Show and Why?: The Jenna movie that I am looking forward to most is Ten Year. I love that her and Channing are both in it and I am looking forward to watching their first movie together as husband and wife. It may not make a difference to a normal person but us fans see things in a different light.
Have you ever met Channing and/or Jenna?: Sadly the only time I have met Channing or Jenna is in my dreams Hey I don’t lie! I think it would be amazing to meet both Channing and Jenna. One day I hope to meet my Hero and his beautiful wife.
Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Fan?: I have been a fan of Channing and Jenna ever since I saw Step Up in 2006. I first was a HUGE fan of Channing Tatum. I have watched all of his movies. I made a Channing Tatum wall with all of my favorite Channing pictures that is still on my wall today. I also made a T-shirt in 2009 with some of my favorite Channing pictures on it also and says: “I Love Channing Tatum” on the back. Choosing ONE favorite picture was really hard for me Whenever any of my friends see anything to do with Channing Tatum the first thing they think of is me and my obsession. I know that I am obsessed and I hate how some people think it is such a weird thing. Everyone has their obsessions. I did love Jenna in Step Up and I became a bigger fan of her when she married Channing Tatum. I thought that they were perfect for each other. I was really happy that Channing found someone like Jenna to have in his life. Other than my grandmother and mother, Channing Tatum is truly my Hero. I continue to support Channing and Jenna and watch their upcoming movie’s and shows. I will always support them
City and State: York, South Carolina
Favorite Channing Tatum Photo and Why?: Its a scene in Dear John where he is overseas and laying in his cot reading letters from his love that he has been separated from. I, being married to a soldier write more letters in that one year while he is away than most people do in 5 years.. We also have a child so I always have to keep him caught up on her growing up and on the things that he isn’t able to experience. And the smile on Channings face while he reads the letters makes me think of my husband smiling while he reads mine so it makes me smile So you can see why I chose that picture.
Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: Dear John is my favorite Channing Tatum movie. Its a story of love that happens fast and a love that has to withstand the test of being seperated.The TRUE test of a relationship. Can true love stay even though you are separated from one another by thousands of miles and for months at a time. I am a living example of the answer…yes it can. It takes a strong and patient woman to be married to the military. But the man that I married is well worth the wait, no one will ever understand and love me the way he does. He loves me when I cant even love myself. My husband and i were young and we just fell fast for one another as the movie portrays. Fast, crazy, deep, emotional love. As the movie also shows due to the military we had to be pulled apart, but here we are 5 years later and we are still going if not stronger. SO, haha, sorry to get off topic but that is why Dear John is my Favorite movie.
Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?: My favorite scene in Dear John is deff. when he gets to come home, and she runs through the airport straight into his arms. and they get that first kiss. The first kiss for months and months. The kiss that says welcome home soldier Ive been in that same exact position actually running through an airport to fall in to his hugs:) There is honestly NO better feeling.
Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: I would deff. say I am most excited about G.I Joe 2. I LOVED the first one too so the second is just even better! The action and romance mixed into one movie makes it a movie i cant peel my eyes away from.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Photo and Why?: My Fave Jenna-Dewan Tatum photo would be the photo of her and Channings characters dancing in front of the water on Step up. They just have so much Chemistry together you can just see how passionate they feel about one another.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie and Why?: Step up is DEFF. my favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum movie. Her character alone is an inspiration. She teaches that when you want something bad enough there is nothing and no one that can stand in your way. Her character also teaches that you should never judge anyone by the way they look. Like when she met Tyler. At first she thought he was just a trouble maker who doesn’t take anyone or anything seriously. Little did she know he would be the one that helps her accomplish her dream. Who would love her and motivate her in whatever it is she wants to do in life. I can kind of relate. When I first met my husband he was in band T-shirts and skater shoes. I was a small town girl who wore Khakis and polos, I didn’t ever think we would end up together. He was in college i was still in high school. I didn’t take him seriously either. But it didn’t take long to see how wonderful he was, and here we are married and with a child. Again, Im sorry to get off topic but Im trying to make you see why I do love these movies so much and that’s the best way I feel I can explain it.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Scene and Why?: My favorite scene would probably have to be when he brings different dancers together to help her create the show and dance that she dreamt of and not what was expected of her. It was just an act of love and compassion and it opened up her eyes to how wonderful of a person Tyler really was. It was an act of selflessness (spelling?) and he put her dreams before his own. That’s how more men should be in this world. I am one of the lucky ones to have found someone just the same.
Favorite Upcoming Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie/Show and Why?: Now my favorite upcoming project of hers would probably have to be the Playboy Club. I love how its set back in the older days, where women can still be sexy without losing their self. and who they are. They are strong women who know how to make a man speechless without losing their morals. Its sexy and drama filled, and exciting. It has fashion and classiness but yet its still sexy.I cant wait for the series to premiere. Its the most anticipated series on my list to watch this fall. Rock it Jena!!!!
Have you ever met Channing and/or Jenna?: I have not ever met Channing and Jenna, THAT would AWESOME though. They are both amazing actors and I love any work that they do! I have not yet seen one movie or project that they starred in that I did not like.
Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Fan?: I am an amazing fan because I do love all the work that they do and I AM a HUGE fan but I still see them as normal people who just have the best job in the world. I do have a crush on Channing Tatum of course hes beautiful and deep and sexy, any normal woman would lol. BUT I still see him as a person who is lucky enough to have a beautiful wife along his side who is just as talented as he is. She is one of my favorite actresses too bc she stays true to herself in the media, she doesn’t be what people expect of her shes sexy with out being TOO sexy, and a great role model. I think I am a great fan because I see past the glitz of hollywood and see them as more than just celebrities. I respect them. I don’t care to read all in to their personal business like their marriage. I think the media should leave that alone. Its between them and them only. Me being married …I wouldn’t want everyone to know our personal issues. I think they are ana amazing couple and I hope they keep putting out amazing work for all of us to enjoy. Keep up the great work!! Thanks for giving us a chance to enter a contest like this it means alot to us
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!!!
City and State: Bronx, New York
Favorite Channing Tatum Photo and Why?: *sigh* lol It’s a headshot-esque type photo where he is wearing a black scoop/turtleneck kinda shirt. It’s so REAL. He looks great, very handsome without even trying. It looks so natural(the scars on his face) and just beautifully shot.
Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: God this is such a toughie!!! However my favorite role of his thus far was as “Antonio” in “A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints”. I feel that’s where he really proved how much true talent he had as an actor and not just the pretty boy from the mountain dew commercial lol. I was truly blown away! It was raw, emotional, and kinda frightening but in a good way to see Channing portray such a troubled character who for the most part wasn’t such a nice guy. It was just WOAH, this boy can act his butt off!!! So it was awesome to see him branch away from the characters I was so used to seeing him as.
Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?: This always comes to mind when I get asked this question. Well there is two– the one in “Stop Loss”, where as “Steve”-he is flipping out and digging up dirt in his yard- SO AMAZING!! Very powerful and just so emotional, such a fantastic job! However my fave fave ever, so simple yet so touching was in “Dear John” where he goes to see his dad in hospital and finds him in the hallway, starts reading the letter he wrote to him, and cries— IT BROKE MY HEART!!! I BALLED HYSTERICALLY WATCHING THAT SCENE LOL. Amazing!!
Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: I cannnnoootttttt wait to see “The Vow” but can’t wait to see “G.I. Joe Retaliation” &
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Photo and Why?: I love love love love this picture she tweeted of herself on a plane with Channing…. so pretty, great lighting effect, and their true love is seriously shining through… I think I am starting to read too many Nicholas Sparks novels lol
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie and Why?: Yes I am gonna sound cliched in saying “Step Up” haha but it was such a great dance romance movie!! First time for me to see Jenna in a starring role and ofcourse her and channing fell in love filming this together, how can I not pick that as my fave???? She’s such a elegant yet funky dancer
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Scene and Why?: I love the dance finale in “Step Up” – that was kick ass awesome!! But I have to mention her dance scene with the two guys in “Take The Lead”— I chronically play the soundtrack to that movie!! lol …. gosh I am cheating on these questions because it is so hard to choose just one! haha
Favorite Upcoming Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie/Show and Why?: I am sooooo excited to see “The Playboy Club”!!! The cast lineup is so great, and it’ll be nice to see Jenna on a big network shining, and getting her act on!!! Get it girllllllll!!
Have you ever met Channing and/or Jenna?: I have met Channing *sigh* and he was sooooo amazingly sweet, so nice, very polite! Now I work a full time job and I really don’t get to go out into the NYC scene but all my friends/family know that I love Channing, have been a uber fan for years and know to report to me his happenings in NYC (even though I usually already know, haha). I have a friend who is big into the scene and makes sure she meets any celebrity she likes lol. She informed me Channing was doing press at Jimmy Fallon show for “GI JOE: The Rise of the Cobra”. I knew they did stand-by tix so I took off work to try and get in- which unfortunately wasn’t successful ….but she informed me of where guest usually enter/exit the building so I took a chance. I stood by the door, big suv pulls up, Channing pops out, I was like O-M-G!! haha and the security guards were trying really hard to push him inside the building but Channing I could tell really made a conscious effort to try and stop to at least give autographs. I knew it was either now or never!! , so I went undetected past the guard in front of Channing, I said “HI” and he laughed, smiled said hello and asked me how I was doing… I asked for picture, he said “of course”…my AWESOME cousin was camera ready, we snapped a pic and I said “thank you so so much” in which he replied “No, thank you so so much” and friendly rubbed my back…. it was THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE, lol …..hate to sound dramatic but it was!! So refreshing to encounter an actor- even though it was literally two mins, who was- correction IS so gracious, polite, and accommodating to his fans! …. p.s. I was also the only one who got a picture!!!!! ahhhh!! he literally got pushed in by security right after It was truly well worth it after years of being a huge fan
Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Fan?: Anyone who supports Channing/Jenna is FABULOUS. I know true dedicated talent where I see it and it’s so refreshing to see in this industry. You can tell they worked hard to get to where they both are today. Very humble, gracious, and their love is soooooo infectious!! To be honest they are one of very few celebrity couples that you see out there that you can just tell their marriage is from the heart and something so genuine…. it gives me hope for a relationship like that in my life *swoon* lol But I cannot wait to see where both their careers go, it’s very exciting, and I wish them both nothing but the best of success for the future!!! Of course I will be along for the ride— my theatre ticket expenses are gonna hit the roof and my dvd collection is already from wall to wall and can’t wait for more company
Favorite Channing Tatum Photo and Why?: I know that it’s not a Channing all alone in the photo but I find him and Jenna so in love and natural each time they are together that I picked one where they both are. I’m not so much interested in paparazzi photos (because they touched their intimacy without their will) or magazines photos (because they don’t seem as natural as on the photos Q post, or Jenna & Chan post on Twitter). I choose this photo in particular because it reminds me one of the greatest moment of my life : seeing the amazing movie JIG, doing comments during the film with Jenna or Chan (like we were together in the theater) and, of course, the incredible Q&A after the movie, where we chat via webcam with Chan & Jenna (so nice of them) and where we talked about the movie, they asked about ourselves, they were interested in us, and where they often picked my questions or my tweets. I like that. I like hearing and seeing Chan laughing at something I said, I liked the way he pronounced my name so many time and talk with me. I feel close to them and to have a lot of common with them.
Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: The Eagle. I’m not a fan of peplum or historical epic movie. Some friends of mine were interested in it. The story looked interesting. And of course, Channing was playing in it. So I definitely wanted to go to see this film. And what a surprise! I was taken by the story of this young Roman Officer (Marcus Aquila played by Chan) searching to recover the lost Roman eagle standard of his father’s legion in the nothern part of Great Britain. The movie was epic, the story was touching through the determination of Marcus Aquila to recover the Roman Eagle and to give justice to the memory of his father, even if I have to die for it. It was also touching through the relationship between Marcus Aquila and his “slave”, Esca (played by Jamie Bell). Their relationship mixes tensions, will of revenge, faithfullness and friendship. It grows all along the movie. I also loved the way that it was directed. Very beautiful spaces pictures, very great use of short and quick scenes/cuts, amazing dark and sepia lightening. To finish, I found Jamie Bell very convincing in his role and very mature in his way to play Esca. I think that it’s one of my favorite Chan’s performance as an actor. He’s so sharp, so strong but also so human. He shows there a wide range of emotions, and goes to one another with so naturalness. Impressive.
Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?: My favorite Channing Tatum scene comes from Step Up. I know it may sound not very original but I noticed him and Jenna thanks to this movie. It was the first time I saw them and I had a sort of crush. On the story, the soundtrack, the routines, the characters and above all else : Jenna & Channing. It was since I saw this movie that I started to follow them and they inspired me so much in this film that I’m obliged to pick a scene from Step Up. For Channing, I will say that my favorite scene is when he’s playing in the garden with Camille and their “little brother” (they all are in the same foster family but have no other bounds). I love this scene because Tyler (played by Chan) is not really cool and pay attention to Camille during all the movie. And at this point, they share a really true funny moment, and really look like a family. Camille (played by Alyson Stoner, so young at this time compared to now, when we see her on Step Up 3 for example) makes some hip-hop moves and Tyler is amazed. I didn’t know Camille and he share the same passion for dance. And then they start a little contest. And it’s absolutely beautiful to watch them having a connection and sharing a great moment (the parents of the foster family are not really taking care of them, they are a little neglected), including at the end their “little brother”.
Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: Ten Year. I admit it’s not very fair towards Chan to pick this movie because my reasons concern him & Jenna. I’m really looking forward to see this movie (if it hopefully will be released in France) telling the story of this group of friends reunited at their high school reunion. I love the concept. It’s always both fun and dramatic, and reminds somewhere in our mind something we felt before or lived. I also adore love stories (Hey, I’m a girl and a very romantic one). After years, Jenna and Chan will be reunite in a movie ! Dreams come true. I was so crazy learning that news. I really wanted it to happened since Step Up. Okay, they don’t dance in it, but they will play a couple. And they’re such a lovely and amazing couple in real life than I bet they will lead their roles to perfection.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Photo and Why?: Like I said previously, I picked a Jenna & Chan photo for all the same reasons I told before (not loving paparazzi photos or magazines photos even if they’re beautiful on them). And for the second time, I choose a photo which reminds me another greatest moment of my life : the very moment when I knew I won the Earth Made of Glass Contest (couldn’t believe it, so lucky I was) and when I watched the video Q kindly post on her website after visiting Jenna & Channing on the set of 21 Jump Street. I cried so much tears of joy, because of winning, because of seeing Jenna & Channing on my screen answering my questions and I loves above all else the way Jenna spell my name (“Hi Roxane” with her lovely and sweet voice). I put the sound of the video on my mp3 and still listen to it to ear Jenna say me “Hi” and to hear their voices. It makes me feel happy. And for the anecdote, Darlene Alvarez, who also won this contest, find me (I don’t know how she did) on Twitter and now we are close friends and both followed by Jenna (the same day). So it was such a pleasure, a bless and I had someone to share those great moments with, so thank you.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie and Why?: Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal. This drama television movie is based on a true story which occurred at McKinney North High School in Texas in 2006. It tells us how five teenage cheerleaders terrorized their school, made their own laws because the principal of the school was the mother of one of the girl and didn’t dare to see the truth about her daughter and act. I found the story really interesting, moreover because it was a true one. I love cheerleading but I also know how teenagers can violently and meaningly act. It’s my favorite Jenna movie because it’s a very great movie, first. Then, Jenna played her role of Coach Emma Carr to perfection. Like I said previously about Channing is true for Jenna here too. You may find I repeated myself but she shows here a wide range of emotions, and goes to one another with so naturalness. We also feel her more mature in her acting. Again : impressive. Amazing. She became a woman in life and show how strong her acting is playing this very determinate and mature coach, who really wanted to help and put all the things in the right way.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Scene and Why?:Again, I repeat myself and I’m sorry for that but that’s what I really feel deep down in my heart and soul. So my favorite Jenna Dewan scene comes from Step Up, for the same reasons I give for my favorite Channing Tatum scene. This time I pick one of the ultimate scene of the movie. Just before entering on stage, Nora (played by Jenna) choose to finally dance the routine she created with Tyler, even if they haven’t repeated for a long time or even seeing them. She knows that she play a lot at this very moment. Because if the choreography is not perfect or one dancer make a mistake, no one would pick her in a dance company. If that’s happen, she would be obliged to let her dreams go and to go to university following her mother will. This scene is important for me because it shows how Nora grew up during the movie, as much as Tyler. She takes a risk but stay true to herself and to people she loves. She’s gonna dance the choreography she always wanted to create and she will do it with Tyler, according him her confidence. Nora follows her dream even if she may loose at the end but she goes through and stay faithfull to who she is.
Favorite Upcoming Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie/Show and Why?: The Playboy Club. Of course. Like lots of people I guess. All the mysteries around these playboy girls in an atmosphere of 60′s (my favorite american period) in a town like Chicago at this time make me feel like “I can’t wait to be on September the 19th”. I want to know more what’s going on behind….and to see Jenna in her lovely pink (my favorite color) bunny outfit. When I learn she will dance on the show, I was like “Wow” ! I can’t miss it. I wanna see Jenna dance again (and Chan of course) since Step Up and some shows (like Macy’s Dancing with the Stars or The show for the Dizzy Feet Foundation). And I have the feeling that it will be a show where girls will be powerful. And I like that : Girl Power. It reminds me now of the last Beyonce’song : “Who run the wold ? Girls !”.
Have you ever met Channing and/or Jenna?: Unfortunately not. I would like it so much. I could anything for that. But France is so far away for United-States, so I guess it’s not gonna happen for a long time. But winning the Earth Made of Glass contest (with a DVD signed by Jenna & Channing and an absolutely lovely video message that I keep listening all the time in my mp3), sharing with them the discovery of the incredible movie JIG (with Chan & Jenna comments like we were together in a theater), the Q&A after the end of JIG (when Jenna picked a lot of my questions and tweets, I thought I was discussing with her, of all and nothing, our passions in common, etc…through the webcam) and finally when Jenna accepted to follow me on Twitter, make me feel like I met them already. Each time, I feel like I was close to them, thanks to their kindness and their naturalness. I felt like my heart was broken because I had the impression that they noticed me. It was so joyful every time that I cry tears of joy. Almost unbelievable I had so much chance, knowing that my life is a terrible mess and mistake.
Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Fan?: This question is tricky. Everybody may think that he’s or she’s the ultimate Chan & Jenna Fan. I can’t say if I’m the biggest of all the community of their fans. I don’t know each one of them. But I found on Twitter some friends, who are also fans of Chan & Jenna, and who are now some of my best friends, even if they live far away from me. What I can say is why I’m a Chan & Jenna fan. I admit, it’s not very original, but I first noticed them on Step Up. I found the movie, the soundtrack, the routines and the actors incredible. And I had a sort of crush. Since then, I go to see every Chan or Jenna movie, stay tuned thanks to Q via http://channingtatumunwrapped.com, follow them on Facebook and Twitter. I’m a dancer. Each time, before entering on stage, I think of them. I pray God to make me feel the presence and make me give the strength to dance in the better way that I could (like they would be there and to make them proud of me). I even institute to my friends the hand gesture Jenna (aka Nora) and Drew Sidora (aka Lucy) made in the finale routine of Step Up.
I’m 25 years old. I have no family since the age of 16, friends come and leave, no boyfriend anymore, lots of lifetime problems, and my only passions in life are dancing and going to the movies. I’m badly injured because of dancing, but would not stop it. It would break my heart. But continue to dance make me take the risk of not dancing anymore in the future. I’m feel very lonely and sad most of the time. But seeing Chan & Jenna dancing, acting, being so natural, kind and generous with their fans and so lovely & in love with each other, be proud of each other, be close with their own families, make me realize that life can be beautiful.
Chan & Jenna are for me like the big brother and the big sister I never had. They’re my role model in my artist way of life but in my day life too. I can say that I love them even if I don’t know them personally. I owe them so much : courage, faith, being yourself whatever people think, and strengh. Strengh to fight and make your dreams come true. Each of the previous thing that I said about the contest of Earth Made of Glass, JIG and Twitter make me feel better for a long time. And when I feel bad, I think of them. Look pictures of them (they’re on the screen of my phone), watch them in movies or interviews. I also love their engagement to environnement, to animals and people who suffer, to their fans and to each other.
To finish, I have to thank Q from http://channingtatumunwrapped.com for all her work and all the contests she makes. For her kindness and the time she takes to answer us even if she has a lot of work to do. Keep it up girl, we need you !
City and State: New Orleans, Louisiana
Favorite Channing Tatum Photo and Why?: This picture is my favorite simply because of the passion and chemistry demonstrated here just by looking at the photo. The passion that Channing had for dancing is the same that Jenna had in Step Up. Jenna had a passion for dancing because it meant the World to her and wanted a career out of it while Channing, at first, loved dance as a hobby and did not want to pursue it until the consequences of his actions placed him in a unique situation where he quickly adapted to the aspect dance in an entirely new concept that he never imagined. This photo, to me, demonstrates the passion and fire that both of them yearned for and through Nora teaching him about promises, commitments and keeping your word, he wanted to enroll in the School & do something with his life rather than always appear in court in front of judges. It was because of her that made him decide to turn his life around and see that dancing can be more than just a hobby, it can be a career, a reality, but most of all, it could be something rewarding and to be cherished by two people who love, respect, and treasure it like they did (Nora & Tyler), their relationship.
Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: ‘Coach Carter’ is my best film starring Channing Tatum because of the tagline of the film: It begins on the street. It ends here. That sums up the movie, perfectly, I think. The boys started on the street as young boys & Coach Carter ended it when they walked into that gym because he made it tough for them-he taught them about priorities, self-worth, their appearances, and how to be punctual. They were men when they were in the Gym; and they were young adults at the close of the film because all the attributes that the Coach pressed upon them rubbed off on them and they knew this man sincerely cared for each and every one of them as if they were his own children. This was the first movie that Channing really demonstrated his acting abilities. His character was on fire! He had the skills on the court, he had the ladies, he had charisma, & most importantly, he had self-respect and did not back down for what he believed in. He had a sense of pride & he tapped into it further when Coach Carter entered the scene and showed him how it exhibit his hidden talents and how to be a gentleman, a well-respected human being and a scholar and not let basketball be the only thing on his mind. Coach Carter showed him how to balance his life and to know that he was important in the World, he was needed, he was special, he was a winner and to know how to be optimistic and never think negative no matter how much bad may enter his life.
Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?: In ‘Coach Carter’, my favorite scene was at the end of the movie in the locker room after the championship game and Richmond team lost. The speech that Coach Carter gave the team was so profound & inspiring and no matter that they lost-they left out of that locker room as winners because they played like champions and it was from the teachings that that Coach had given to them that made them prosper and decide to go to College and further their education. Coach Carter was an inspiration to them and he wanted them to go out into world and be the very best men that he KNEW, not THOUGHT they could be and be successful and carry the tradition that the Coach started with them-which was to do well in school, dress appropriately, have respect for themselves and most all, to have morals and always strive for excellence both on and off of the court.
Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?: The movie that I’m waiting on is ìThe Vow.î My reason for wanting to see this movie is that Channing mostly does action/comedy movies and he rarely does romance movies. I love his co-star Rachel McAdams. In the trailer, their chemistry seems to be on point and the storyline is classic. His wife has lost her short-term memory and he has to romance her back to reality. What about that is not epic? This is going to be a beautiful love story, which is probably why the release date is Feb. 10, 2012 (3 days before Valentine’s Day). That in itself is so adorable-it gives couples who love romantic movies who want to see this film, the weekend before Valentine’s Day instead of waiting an entire week to see it on Valentine’s Day weekend-I love the idea of a man having to make a woman remember why she fell for him in the first place and besides, all men should do this even if they wife was not diagnosed with temporary amnesia. In society today, men should love their wives and always strive to show them how much they treasure them and I think Channing and Rachel are going to exhibit how much they both mean to each other in this film. The concept of the movie is explosive and I cannot wait to see how Channing will do this-no matter what movie Channing makes, he always brings style and enjoyment to it!
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Photo and Why?: I LOVE this picture for the simple fact is that it shows how committed these two are to each other and their love for filming. I say that because the article attached to this picture was about how Jenna wanted Channing to take the role as Riley in the Twilight movie because Jenna is a huge fan of Twilight. It goes right back to my initial point about how these two were destined to be together. It seems as if movies are center of their life. Great observation is when they film movies together like Step Up and Ten Year. Jenna and Chan met on a movie, they both are doing a ton of movie projects currently and still have time to communicate with each other and visit each other when time permits-they do NOT let their work deter them from the love that they obviously have for one another and they find a way to support each other. That is LOVE and this picture shows it! Look at their faces-they are experiencing fun, life, and they are young and two energetic people with a lot of success ahead of them and I am so proud of them for going after their dreams. This photo is just a caption of what true love and soul mates really can be defined as; Channing & Jenna Tatum!
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie and Why?: ‘Take the Lead’ is my favorite movie because it is so similar to Step Up. The only difference is that with Take the Lead, it took ONE person (Banderas) to impact the lives of many students and with Step Up-it was the opposite-it took the students, esp. Jenna to impact Channing’s life! I love the evident comparison that I can make with these two films. I LOVE this movie because I appreciate movies that exhibit that no matter how troubled children can be & can be sent to detention on a regular basis—that does not mean that they cannot turn their lives around for the better and make something out of themselves! I cannot say it enough; I respect films that have a meaning like this one and also Step Up.
Favorite Jenna Dewan-Tatum Scene and Why?: The scene where Antonio Banderas brought the professional dancer (actress in the black dress) into Detention Hall to demonstrate to the students how to dance and move like they do and Jenna’s close-up scene when the camera zoomed in on her facial expressions of her in awe because of how the dancer moved. This scene is my absolute favorite and plus when Jenna went up to her and told her she had never seen anyone move like that and the dancer replied, I’m sure.î The only reason she said that was because she assumed all the kids in detention were troubled and that they would come to no good end and that was a wrong pre-conceived notion for her to assume, I feel. These scenes in the movie is what made Jenna and all the rest of the students want to get up and ìMOVEî-change their life and learn a craft that they all enjoy doing in their spare time. This was the climax of the film & this why I love this scene the way that I do!
Favorite Upcoming Jenna Dewan-Tatum Movie/Show and Why?: The film with Jenna that I am excited to see is ‘Ten Year’. The reason is OBVIOUS as to why-it has two of my FAVORITE celebrities in it: Chenna! I appreciate when these two can work on a project together. They work independently on so many projects and to see them come together as if they have never been separated to make a movie together is just phenomenal in my eyes! I haven’t seen a trailer for this movie as of yet, but I have seen come cast photos and they look great and as usual Channing & Jenna are right next to each other smiling and full of life as they always are in any photo whether alone or together! Another impressive characteristic of these two awesome individuals! Any film that they film together, they light up the screen! They captivate the audience! They give Academy Award Winning Performances-even if it is a comedy; these two have the skills and the mindset to make every movie a huge success! They are #1 and winners to me even if the Box Office disagrees! I do not care what movie critics say, what other viewers may say, these two are winners in my heart and I support everything they do right now and in the future!
Have you ever met Channing and/or Jenna?: Yes, I’ve met Channing Tatum! I met him on April 25th, 2011 on the set of his new upcoming movie, ’21 Jump Street’ This was the first day of filming and as soon as I spotted him getting out of the truck, the immediate thought that came to my mind was, that’s Channing Tatum; he married Jenna from Step Up; that is so awesome and romantic!î WOW! I was speechless. After a few hours passed and I saw Channing walking towards me, I got up out of my chair and I said to him, “Excuse me Channing, can I have a picture with you?” He replied, yeah man-sure. After we took the picture, I told him, I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday tomorrow! His eyes opened up so wide and I could see the sincere gratitude that he never saw that coming. I thought at that precise moment, that he did not see that coming or I bet he has had fans, but none that wished him a Happy Birthday or knew when it was. I felt like the two of us just bonded like we had been knowing each other forever when I told him that and he replied, thank you man, that means a lot to me, I will. When he said that, my heart was pounding after he said that and walked off and left the set. Personally, I like to say things and have a very unforgettable conversation with celebs so they will always remember me and the picture of the two of us reminds me of my interaction with him and what we said to each other. No matter what Channing Tatum movie I watch on DVD or in theaters, I will always have an automatic flashback to April 25th, 2011 and our interaction. Channing is so down to Earth and values his fans so much, I am proud to call him my friend-he is not just a celeb to me, he is my friend in every way that it counts & I feel so blessed that I had that opportunity given to me and I thank God for it every day of my life! I love Channing & his movies and I will continue to hope that he and Jenna have a very healthy, successful, and momentous life form the bottom of my heart!
Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum Fan?: I can say that Channing & Jenna are like Red Beans & Rice! Lol! They belong together and the movies that they have done have some similarities to them that define their relationship. EX: Jenna’s ‘Take the Lead’ and Chan’s ‘Step Up/Coach Carter’ Same concept in both movies-Chan thought he was just average until Jenna came along in Step Up whereas Jenna thought she was the same way until Antonio Banderas came along and showed her about dance and the meaning of life and what a person can make of it! See the similarities? In addition, I feel that the way Channing was lifting Jenna up in ‘Step Up’ and supporting her dance moves/styles is how he treats her in their marriage, he is there to lift her up when she is down, he is there to support her, he is there for the good times and the bad ones and she does the same for him-this is another great comparison! So, in a way, I can say that the movies that these two worked on was the foundation to the big finale when their love was affirmed both on camera in Step Up and off camera in real life. I think that it is impressive how they fell in love while filming a movie and fell in love behind the scenes. That is really exquisite! I have admiration for the two of them because they found each other, the cherish each other, they love each other, they have devoted their time to one another, they are both well-respected celebrities who take the time to also keep into contact with their fans via Twitter and all the contests that they provide on their prospective websites, their love and their story is epic, so I ask you.Who would not want to be a fan or a part of something as big and Chenna? I know I do and I am!
Once chosen, the Top Three BIGGEST Fans for 2011 will all receive photos personally autographed by Chan and Jenna. They’re extremely close to their family, and for the fourth year in a row they have graciously volunteered to pick Chenna’s BIGGEST fan from the top 3 finalists!!!
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
- International winners will receive a $100 AMEX gift card instead of the Fandango and Amazon cards.
Here are all of the remaining important contest dates:
- September 4, 2011 – September 9, 2011: CTU readers around the world will vote for the top 3 BIGGEST fans.
- September 10, 2011: The top 3 BIGGEST fans will be announced on ChanningTatumUnwrapped.com.
- September 16, 2011: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s 2011 BIGGEST fan will be announced on ChanningTatumUnwrapped.com.
P.S. If you’re one of the TOP TEN and you find any issues with your entry, please let us know at [email protected] and we’ll get it fixed. Thanks!
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