What Inspired Channing Tatum to Dance? Quinceañeras!

We know the insanely sexy Channing Tatum has dance moves for days (ahem, Step Up and the temperature-rising Magic Mike)… but how did he learn to dance?

In Vanity Fair’s July 2013 cover story, the 33-year-old actor (and proud new father) was asked how he learned how to bust a move.

You’re going to love his answer:

“Do you know what a quinceañera is? It's like a sweet sixteen,” he told writer Rich Cohen. “Hugely dance oriented. I got tired of being the tall, skinny white kid that couldn't dance, that couldn't get any of the beautiful Spanish girls.”

And there you have it, damas y caballeros – one more reason to drool over this man.

Oh, and in case you completely missed this, Tatum appeared on Univision’s Despierta América this week with his White House Down co-star Jamie Foxx. And, they danced salsa.

So predictable, but we love it anyway.

To continue with this theme, we’ll leave you with a hot photo of Tatum – some nice eye-candy to make your Wednesday much sweeter: