Pete Wentz “I Stripped for Cash in College”

Pete Wentz wears a lot of different kinds of pants. Rock star, dad, advocate, internet addict.

But there was a period of time where he got paid to wear no pants at all.

And no, I’m not talking about his infamous leaked nudes. In a new interview, Pete has revealed that in order to support his music habit in college, he took on a very odd job: working as a male stripper.

“Everybody’s heard the comments about girls who strip their way through college,” he confesses. “So, I thought, why not try it? I’m all about equality.” He laughs. “I was looking for something that involved quick cash and would leave me time for band practice, so working late nights a few times a week seemed like a fair trade off.”

Wentz describes his audition as “fucking weird.” “I had no idea what I was doing. I’d seen girls strip before in music videos, but I had never seen a guy strip in my life. I just sort of did whatever felt good and by the end they told me I was in. But I’d have to take a few dance classes.”

Pete’s favorite routine? “I did this whole David Bowie thing, tight pants and eye make-up. People dug it. By the end I was gyrating onstage in nothing but a glittery silver G-string stuffed with bills.” He shakes his head. “And usually stuffed with something else, too. There were some size queens in the audience.”

But did stripping do him any good? “It gave me a lot of the confidence I’d need on stage,” he says. “I went from being this skinny kid with a stupid smile to being this skinny kid with a stupid smile who knew how to work a crowd.”

While no videos of Pete’s skills have surfaced on the internet yet, it seems only a matter of time.

OH! HEY! Speaking of time: look at the date this was posted!

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