Mister Leather Europe

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Mister Leather Europe (MLE) is a pan-European contest of leathermen held annually around October in Europe, organized by the ECMC, European Confederation of Motorsport Club, and hosted each year by a different member club.[1][2]

The first known contest was held in 1985 in Stockholm, Sweden; the winner was David Risenborough.[3]

MLE contestants must either be the winner of a local or regional ECMC club leather contest. Winners are usually sponsored to attend the International Mister Leather contest in Chicago the following May.

The current titleholder is Francesco from Italy.

MLE Contest format[edit]

The contest take place during the ECMC AGM, tha Annual General Meeting of ECMC clubs, hosted each year by a different club. The AGM weekend program schedules:[4][5]

Friday:

  • welcome party (with contestants introduction);

Saturday

  • (afternoon) Conference of the ECMC clubs;
  • (night) Gala Dinner;
  • (night) Mister Leather Europe Contest;

Sunday

  • (morning) Farewell Brunch

Usually, as in 2009 to 2011,[6] the contest is composed of two rounds:

1. On stage interview and appearance.

2. Fetish show

Scoring[edit]

Scoring varies from year to year and is decided by the host club.

Generally there is an aggregate score from the judges and the audience.

For 2013, the host club, Leather Friends Italia announced:-

1. The Jury of judges will represent two thirds of the ballot; the public will represent one third of the ballot. 2. The jury is composed by the judges invited at the sole discretion of the organizing club of the ECMC Annual General Meeting, i.e. Leather Friends Italia. 3. Mister Leather Europe 2012, the ECMC Secretary and the Presidents of each club physically present at the ECMC AGM will be invited to be judges in the Jury. A President can delegate his role as a judge to another person of his own club only. The judges will be invited immediately as jury members after registration of their club for the ECMC AGM.[7]

MLE contest winners[edit]

MLE Year Date MLE winner Winner's preliminary title or sponsor Winner's city Field of contestants Contest's location Host Club
1985  ? David Risenborough [3]  ?  ?  ? Stockholm, Sweden  ?
1986 1986-08-09  ?  ?  ?  ? Bauernhaus Hamburg MSC Hamburg
1987  ? Thomas Karasch[8]  ? Hamburg, Germany  ?  ?  ?
1988  ? Vincente Jimenez[8]  ? Barcelona, Spain  ?  ?  ?
1989  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1990  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1991  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1992  ? A. J. Steigenberger [8]  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1993  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
1994 1995-10-08  ?  ?  ?  ? Stockholm, Sweden[9]  ?
1995 1995-11-05 Antonio Sanchez [10]  ? Madrid, Spain  ? Amsterdam, Netherlands MSC Amsterdam
1996  ? Dario van der Lundin Videla[8]  ?  ?  ? Brussels, Belgium MSC Belgium [11]
1997  ? Stein Losnegaard[12]  ?  ?  ? Manchester, England Manchester Super Chain, Motor Sports Club (MSC-MSC)[11]
1998  ? Rob Scheers[8]  ? Antwerp, Belgium  ?  ?  ?
1999  ? Peter Wallace[12] Mr. Leather SLM-Oslo Göteborg, Sweden  ? København, Denmark SLM Copenhagen
2000 2000-08-19  ?  ?  ?  ? Milano, Italy[13]  ?
2001 2001-10-06 Maurizio[14] Mr Leather Italy Varese, Italy  ? Stuttgart  ?
2002  ? Fernando Manzali[15][16] Mr. Leather Italy Mantova, Italy  ?  ?  ?
2003  ? Saad Hasson [17] Mr Baltic Battle Stockholm, Sweden  ? MS Cap San Diego, Hamburg MSC Hamburg
2004 2004-09-18 Roberto Menichetti  ?  ?  ? Helsinki Finland[18]  ?
2005  ? Christian Roger  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
2006  ? Simen Enersen Mr Leather Denmark Aarhus, Denmark  ? Fabrikken, Oslo, Norway SLM Oslo
2007 2007-09-27 Martin Cedergren [19] Mr Baltic Battle Stockholm, Sweden 5 Gamla Tryckeriet, Stockholm SLM Stockholm
2008 2008-10-18 Ralf Lauritzen Rasmussen [20] Mr. Leather Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 6 Universal Hall, Berlin BLF Berlin
2009 2009-10-03 Pieter Claeys [21] Mr. MS Amsterdam Amsterdam, the Netherlands 5 RistoTheatre, Rome Leather Club Roma
2010 2010-10-02 Eric Gutierrez [22] Mr Leather France Paris, France 9 Tanzhaus West, Frankfurt FLC Frankfurter Leder Club
2011 2011-10-01 Alexi Carpentieri [23] Mr Baltic Battle Stockholm, Sweden 10 Kulturhuset Islands, Copenhagen SLM Copenhagen
2012 2012-10-20 Kilker Alcaraz [24] Mr Leather UK London, United Kingdom 9 Mazza Restaurant, YoHo, Hamburg Spike Hamburg
2013 2013-11-09 Francesco Mr Leatherman Italia Milan, Italy 9 Kofler Restaurant, Padova Leather Friends Italia

The next contest is due to take place in October 2014 in [Amsterdam]], the Netherlands.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hides Across the Water: The History of Western European Leather, in Leather Times. News from the Leather Archives and Museum, summer 2004, pag. 3". LAM. Retrieved 2010-05-18.  (in English)
  2. ^ "Ecmc official website". ECMC. Retrieved 2010-05-18.  (in English)
  3. ^ a b "International Mister Leather Contestants by Year". IMRL. Retrieved 2010-05-18.  (in English) - The 1985 contestant table reports David Risenborough as Mister Leather Europe organized by ECMC in Stockholm
  4. ^ M. Fusillo, Le Ragioni del Cuoio (Leather explanations) in Pride, n. 123, September 2009 (in Italiana)
  5. ^ "AGM 2010". Frankfurter Leder Club. Retrieved 2010-04-28. [dead link] (in English)
  6. ^ "Mister Leather Europe 2009 Gallery". LeatherClubRoma. 2009-10-04. Retrieved 2010-04-28.  (in English)
  7. ^ "Contestant Guidelines for Mister Leather Europe Contest 2013". Leather Friends Italia. 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-13.  (in English)
  8. ^ a b c d e "Hides Across the Water: The History of Western European Leather, in Leather Times - News from the Leather Archives & Museum, Summer 2004, pg.5". LAM. Retrieved 2010-05-10.  (in English)
  9. ^ "Mister Leather Italia 1994". LCROMA-LFI. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  (in English and Italian)
  10. ^ "Leather History Timeline (year 195)". LAM. Retrieved 2010-05-10.  (in English)
  11. ^ a b "International Mister Leather Contestants by year (year 1998)". Retrieved 2010-05-10.  (in Englis)
  12. ^ a b "Ny norsk seier i laerhomoEuropa (New Norwegian Victory in Mister Leather Europe)". 1999-09-07. Retrieved 2010-05-10.  (in Norwegian)
  13. ^ "LCMilano on Colors of Leather". colorsofleather.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  (in English)
  14. ^ "The new Mr. Leather Europe is from Italy E' italiano il nuovo Mr. Leather Europe". gay.it. 2001-10-11. Retrieved 2010-05-17.  (in Italian)
  15. ^ "IML Diary October 2003". pawscave. 2003-10-06. Retrieved 2010-05-17.  (in English)
  16. ^ "Mr. Leather 2003 comes from London E' londinese Mr. Leather 2003". gay.it. 2003-05-27. Retrieved 2010-05-17.  (in Italian)
  17. ^ "International Mister Leather 2004". usgaymen.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  (in English) Saad is the contestant #37 at IML 2004
  18. ^ "Mister Leather Europe 2004". mrleathermanitaly.it. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  (in Itaian)
  19. ^ "Martin valdes till Mr Leather Europe". QX.SE. 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2009-04-29.  (in Swedish)
  20. ^ "Ralf blev Mr Leather Europe 2008". QX.SE. 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2009-04-16.  (in Swedish)
  21. ^ "Pieter from Holland is the Mister Leather Europe 2009". LeatherClubRoma. 2009-10-04. Retrieved 2010-04-28.  (in English)
  22. ^ "Eric Gutierrez is International Mr Leather 2011". Gay Travellers Network. 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  23. ^ "Alexi ny Mr Leather Europe". QX.SE. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-10-03.  (in Swedish)
  24. ^ "Kilker is Mr Leather Europe 2012". Leather History EU. 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  25. ^ "Ecmc Calendar". Ecmc. Retrieved 2010-04-28.  (in English)

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