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PHOTOS: Meet The Winner Of International Mr. Leather 2012 And His Kinky Pals

The Windy City becomes the Kinky City every Memorial Day weekend as thousands of S&M enthusiasts come to town for the annual International Mr. Leather competition. The pageant brings leather folk from all over and culminates in the crowning of one man with the title of Mr. Leather.

This year the winner was Woody Woodruff (above) from Farmington Hills, Michigan, who beat out 49 other hopefuls for the coveted title and a $5,000 travel package from Orbitz. For the rest of the year, Woody will bear the bruises of representing the entire leather community..

The event took over the Chicago Hyatt for the entire weekend, with  complete with a leather market exhibition leading up to the competition on Sunday. Comedians Sharon McNight and Bruce Vilanch provided entertainment to the 17,000 attendees and Karen Ultra and John Pedal acted as emcees.

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Photos: IML, RJV Studios, Ed Negron

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11 Comments

  • jason

    They look gross and hideous. They remind me of women who flaunt their wearing of fur.

  • adam

    sexy daddies strutting their stuff & having a good time. and, hey, they chose a ginger, with a cute orange beard, as mr leather this year! way to go.

    hey, jason, aren’t you up past your beddy-bye time??

  • Daez

    @jason: I have had quite a few friends in the leather community, and I will say that none of them are as bitter and judgmental as you. If you represent the non-leather community (which thankfully you do not) I will gladly support them because I do not support the right of anyone to believe that they are better than everyone else (which apparently you do).

  • Well

    I didn’t think Leather was the same as S&M…

  • Well

    Some real hotties in numbers 9 and 13!

  • Erik

    I don’t get it.

  • Greg

    LMAO “Leather” and contests like IML are total jokes and have been ever since they started.

    They’re all about guys who are not masculine at all and who don’t know the first thing about being masculine wearing very expensive leather, parading around on stage, and it’s like a Miss America for leather queens complete with “men” getting bitchy at each other.

    Most people who go to IML could care less about the silly posturing and contest, and just go there to hook up.

  • Chitown resident

    Just when you thought IML couldn’t get any worse from the year they had a T R A N N Y compete and win the IML title.

    Chuck Renslow is no friend to the LGB community. His bath house where lots of men use meth and bareback, and IML are just about him making tons of money.

    I agree that IML is not about the contest but it’s about hooking up and I know tons of leathermen who go there just so they can get gang fucked or fisted raw, or shoot hot cum into someone’s ass that’s taken lots of loads.

  • Jordan

    Adam these guys are NOT sexy and LOL they are not “Daddies”.

    Then again most men who are into leather and who are contestants in contests like IML look masculine but then they open their mouths and it’s all “MAAAAAAAAAARY!”

  • jason

    Renslow doesn’t appeal to me at all. He looks hideous. The leather competition he supports is a disgrace. The sooner we flush this sort of competition out of our community, the better.

  • iltman

    the amount of hate posted ref this isue is amazing we don’t ned hate clerics to put us down we do it ourselves

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