Last year, we caught up with Miss May 2007, Shannon James, for a little crash course in cigars [http://www.brobible.com/bronews/story/13160270-exclusive-video- cigar-101-playboy-bunny-shannon-james]. This year, we got to sit down with Alison Waite, Miss May 2006, and chat about this year’s contest.
Now that this is your second Macanudo Millionaire, is it fair to say you have your own favorite Macanudo Moment ?
AW: Well, because I got to be part of it last year, I got to experience the whole weekend with the winner at The Palms in Las Vegas. Him and his buddies were so much fun, we were all out on the dance floor and they were busting moves. They had the time of their lives and they kept saying “thank you so much!” and I was like, “it’s not me, it’s all Macanudo.”
In your opinion, what’s the perfect scenario to smoke a cigar?
I would say, for guys, just hanging out playing poker and doing something you enjoy – just relaxing, or maybe smoking a cigar on the beach. I’m such a girl. I want to be like drinking a Corona and smoking a cigar.
Given you’re a Playmate, I was hoping you could answer something that I’ve been wondering about. Any idea what the purpose of a smoking jacket is?
Uhhhhhh, I like this quiz and I’m failing. I don’t know, is it to protect your clothing so they don’t reek of smoke?
I don’t know, I’m asking you
Oh you’re asking me?! (laughs). I don’t know, probably just to look sharp. You always look like you know what you’re doing when you’re smoking cigar. And you’re like, I got the smoking jacket, so I clearly know what I’m doing. (laughs)
You think anyone else besides Hef could really pull it off?
I feel like it’s only Hef. I mean, it’s so Hef, right? That’s his look and you don’t want to steal his look. Find your own!
Are you going to Vegas this year with Macanudo Millionaire?
I am, and I’m really excited. It’s going to be “Jersey” Jen, Shannon James, who you met, and myself. The three of us, two blondes and a brunette, it’s going to be a seriously good time.
Jersey Jen, eh? What’s up with that?
She’s from New Jersey. It’s a really creative name.
Does she act super Jersey?
She’s pretty Jersey (laughs). She definitely embraces it. What’s that saying? You can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can’t take the Jersey out of the girl.
What’s your favorite casino game?
Roulette, definitely roulette! But I love poker too, and that’s what the contest is all about so for this trip, I’ll make it poker. Especially because if you win the contest and get a royal flush, you win $1 million!