At the XXXLeather XL party, Evert Leerson was elected Mister Leather Netherlands 2018 on Friday, October 27. This same weekend, European Mister Leather was also choosen.
During this thrilling contest, presented by Mister Leather Amsterdam 2017 Raymond Timmer and Harm-Ydo, the five candidates, Arthur Ammerlaan, Christiaan Vincent, Wolf Schmid, Vicente Rios, and Evert Leerson had to win the audience and jury over with a question round and an act. These acts were of high quality - special videos were made, sometimes with a personal message, with dancers and live singing.
After the final round, the public was asked to put their vote in the boot of their favorite candidate. The result, combined with the result of the jury (25/75) determined the winner, Evert Leerson! The first runner up was Christiaan Vincent, and the second runner up was Wolf Schmid.
Mister Leather Netherlands 2018, Evert Leerson, convinced the audience and the jury with a powerful story, his personality, and his act. Of course, his appearance also played its part: a killer smile combined with a good body in beautiful leather. Evert’s reasons for wanting to become Mister Leather Netherlands, are:
1. Ensuring that the leather scene is fully accepted in Dutch society again.
2. To use the title for more acceptance of the GLBTQ community.
3. To bring the inclusiveness of the leather scene to the attention of younger men.
4. Put the Netherlands back on the international leather map.
Mr. Leerson is a Mister Leather Netherlands 2018 we can be proud of and will hear from. The sash was handed over to him by Raymond Timmer, the former Mister Leather Amsterdam. Raymond proudly wore the title that gave him the opportunity to support the setting up of various projects and to offer support to many other projects in order to ensure that the leather scene and the leatherman in particular become visible again.
He joined a large group of leathermen, including several title holders from the international leather scene, in the Pride at the Beach Parade in Zandvoort, with great success. The organizers are very proud of what he managed to do and achieve. Luckily, he is not done yet.
At the Mister Leather Europe contest on Saturday, October 28, - yes, there were two elections during Leather Pride Amsterdam - he was chosen Mister Leather Europe 2017! These two title holders have already decided to work together. With the backing of their supporters, they are a great team.
It was a great Leather Pride weekend, with many international guest and visitors, and good collaborations between various organisations and volunteers. Special thanks go out to Michael Roks, who, for the organizers of Mister Leather Netherlands and the MSA, has made it possible to hold both elections during Leather Pride Amsterdam.