Cigar Smoking Icons: Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas holding a cigar
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Nick Jonas probably isn’t the first person you think of when you imagine a cigar smoking icon. He’s a clean cut, boy band member and Disney star. And he’s only 28 years old.

But he’s helping bring cigar smoking into the mainstream thanks to a high-profile feature in Cigar Aficionado magazine. Find out how much Nick has already achieved in life and how he became a fan of cigars – then buy some of his favourite cigars online.

Early Life

Nick was born in 1992 and grew up in New Jersey along with his two older brothers, Kevin and Joe. His musical career began at a very young age – he was discovered singing in a hair salon at just six years old. A year later, he was performing on Broadway.

When he was 10, Nick wrote a song which caught the attention of Columbia Records, leading to his first solo album. Kevin and Joe made a guest appearance on one of the tracks and the rest is history…

The Jonas Brothers

Nick, Kevin and Joe were signed as a group called The Jonas Brothers but were dropped from their label shortly after releasing their first album. However, they were quickly snapped up by Disney’s Hollywood Records and started a new chapter as Disney Channel stars.

The teen brothers made their acting debut alongside Miley Cyrus in an episode of ‘Hannah Montana’. Their own TV show, a hit film called ‘Camp Rock’ and a lucrative 3D concert documentary soon followed, plus a few number one albums. They also became the youngest band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. But clouds were gathering.

Going Solo

In 2013, the Jonas Brothers called it quits over creative differences. Nick continued as a solo artist, scoring a Top 10 hit in 2014. He was awarded the Hal David Starlight Award in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and featured in Forbes’s ‘30 Under 30’ list.

Although the Jonas Brothers reunited in 2019, Nick has continued to establish himself individually. He joined The Voice as a vocal coach, starred in a Hollywood blockbuster and hosted SNL.

Nick Jonas and Cigars

Nick broke another record when he became the first person under 30 to appear on the cover of Cigar Aficionado magazine. He’d made no secret of his wish to feature in the publication but always assumed he was too young.

Despite being open about his love of cigars, many of his fans were still shocked.

Nick’s interest in cigars came from watching his tour crew smoking them and hearing them talk about the craftsmanship involved. When he eventually decided to try one, he dived in at the deep end with a robust Ashton VSG. His favourites now include Fuentes, Camacho Corojos and various fat Cubans. Smoking a cigar, preferably with a coffee or tequila, is how he likes to unwind when he’s not busy being a star.

And for anyone who thinks he’s an unlikely cigar icon? As Nick says, “there shouldn’t be any barriers around who can enjoy them.”

If you want to buy cigars online, check out our store and choose a robust Cuban smoke like Nick Jonas.

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