Paradox and its followers have one thing in common: celebrities know how to live. They don’t take shortcuts when they’re enjoying some of life’s simplest pleasures. Cigars are no exception. Cigars are classier than marijuana and cigarettes in that they are more complex sophisticated, nuanced and refined. In addition, they just look plain cooler. They are associated with power and luxury, making them the perfect way to cap off an entire day at work or to celebrate a significant achievement. We go through some of the most well-known cigar-smoking celebrities and see which kind of cigars they like.
Shawn “Jay-z” Carter has been one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history. While most people label the Brooklyn artist as possibly the most influential rapper of his time, however, he’s been a bit reticent about music-making and only released his final album “4:44” in the year 2017 and a joint album with Beyonce and his wife “Everything is Love” in the year 2018. Instead, he’s been more hands-on to become one of rap’s most renowned business moguls. He was part of the Brooklyn Nets’ ownership at the time. He also established Roc Nation Music in 2008 and then created Roc Nation Sports which is a division of a sports agency.
It is logical that there are good reasons to celebrate and relax in all the business initiatives. Jay-Z has spoken out about his love of large Cuban cigars like Montecristos and Ramon Allones. Jay-Z also loves the occasional English Dunhill (RIP). Cohiba Cigars also collaborated with him to create the collaborative cigar Comador.
The Governator is a poster “man” of a variety of things including bodybuilding, action film celebrity, overall machismo, and enjoying cigars in fashion. Schwarzenegger is a well-known cigar icon. He was the cover model of Cigar Afioncado’s issue in 1992. He spoke about his favorite cigars and said that Montecristo No. 2 was his top cigar. 2 was his first real cigar.
He says he used to smoke small Virginians when he was in Munich working as a bodybuilder. He doesn’t seem to remember smoking real cigars until 1977 when a woman named Maria [Shriver introduced me to the world.
He continues to smoke cigarettes every single day. Schwarzenegger declared that his tastes have changed in the 2019 interview. He prefers smaller cigars and “his favorite smoke is the Partagas Serie D No. 4. Schwarzenegger has also widened his sphere to include Fuente Fuente OpusX from the Dominican Republic.”
McConaughey is a leading man in Hollywood. McConaughey is renowned for his rom-com performances and has managed to break the mold with his performances in “True Detective”, “Interstellar” and “The Dallas Buyers Club,” in which he won the Best Actor Oscar. He has made a name for himself in the field of rom-com and is set to release “Greenlights,” a memoir, in 2020.
Since finding his way into more dramatic movies, McConaughey has built a stronger brand for himself. He is now the director of creative for Wild Turkey Bourbon since 2016 and has been on the front cover of Cigar Aficionado twice. In his 2018 interview, McConaughey smoked large Maduro-wrapped cigars during filming Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum.” While on the scene, the actor says that he mostly smokes at the golf course and prefers to smoke moderate-sized Romeo y Julieta cigars.