Channing's first experience with entertainment industry came when he was cast in Ricky Martin's video "She Bangs". He plays a kid with the platinum Mohawk. While he was still getting over his platinum hair dude, a model friend in Miami introduced him to some local agencies, where he moved and started his modeling career. Channing's initial reaction to modeling was not so optimistic, instead his aspiration was to be an actor. After a period of struggle, Channing's pictures were sent to Jason Kanner, a New York City modeling agent at Major Models. Jason persuaded Channing to move to New York to advance his career in the print world.
Channing has since been seen on the pages of Vogue Magazine, the cover of Out magazine, Citizen K, Contents, Elegance Magazine, and NY Times Fashion insert, and he was one of the Tear Sheet Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful faces (October 2001). Channing has worked extensively in Paris, Milan and New York in various campaigns such as Nautica, Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle and Emporio Armani. Channing can be seen in television commercials as well, such as Pepsi ("Scratching"), American Eagle, and of course Mountain Dew ("Drive").
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