Mark Consuelos’ was a Stripper

Most people in showbiz have paid their dues in one way or another to get to where they’re at. Everyone starts somewhere, right? Some celebs got their first shot in the spotlight as a stripper. Kelly Ripa says her husband, Mark Consuelos, was one of them.

Kelly, 41, opens up about Mark’s exotic dancer past in the new issue of Vanity Fair. “A lot of hot guys in Hollywood have done that,” the bubbly blond TV host says. “He was straight out of college, and he went to Notre Dame and finished his degree at the University of South Florida. So, there he was in South Florida, he’s gorgeous, looking to break into show business, so he started off as a roadie to a group of these guys, and then they talked him into stripping.” Kelly goes on to say “He is so unbelievably gorgeous, with a Mexican father and Italian mother born in Spain and raised in Italy,”

Kelly Ripa also admits she owns “an old calendar pinup” of Consuelos, 41


Read more about Kelly’s fame, her family and her go-go dancing man in Vanity fair