Cigar Guy’s 15 minutes of fame is just about expired, as London based analyst Rupesh Shingadia has turned himself into The Daily Mail after he had the intrawebs milling frantically asking, “Who is Cigar Guy!?!”
It started early last week during the Ryder cup, where Tiger Woods fowled a shot and ended up sending the ball directly at Daily Mail photographer Mark Pain (that’s his real name). Pain may have suffered a nice shiner, but scored a classic photo with the ball mid air and the crowd’s delayed reaction—but one mustachioed individual stood out and became an instant hit with his goofy expression, an elaborate get up of a red pony tailed wig, ridiculous Super Mario mustache, and a cigar that will go down in the annals of web meme history.
It turns out that his get-up was in effort to honor Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez. Rumors filled the web as people thought he was a Photoshop hoax or an elaborate prank, but Rupesh admits he had no intention of pulling a prank or becoming a quasi-celeb.