Meet Gavin McHale
“Chippendales: The Show”
Hometown: Lower Merion, Pa.
Has been a Chippendale dancer for about nine months. ... Holds a degree in kinesiology/exercise science from Temple University and owned a personal training studio in Philadelphia. ... While vacationing in Las Vegas was approached by someone who said he had the look and personality for Chippendales. ... Auditioned just for fun and got the gig. ... Says boxing and wrestling helped to prepare him for performing before crowds. ... Hopes to someday open his own gym here, too.
On becoming a Chippendale:
“I was like, ‘Know what? This is a good move, a little change in life.’ I get to travel around the world and get paid for it. I get to meet interesting people and do interesting things. (Laughs) I was just, like, ‘I have time to do that!’ So I drove out here and, ever since, everything’s been great.”