Mr. LA Leather Patrick Smith Wins IML 37

(from top left) First runner-up Kevin Murphy, IML 27 Patrick Smith,  second runner-up Brian Donner and (bottom left) IMBB 2015 Bamm-Bamm. (Photo by Brad Link)

(from top left) First runner-up Kevin Murphy, IML 27 Patrick Smith, second runner-up Brian Donner and (bottom left) IMBB 2015 Bamm-Bamm. (Photo by Brad Link)

CHICAGO – Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015 Patrick Smith won the International Mr. Leather title on Sunday night at the Harris Theater in Chicago.

The other members of the top three included Mr. Tri-State Leather 2014 Brian “Bolt” Donner as second runner-up and Mr. Leather Ireland 2015 Kevin Murphy won first runner-up.

Kevin is also the very first Mr. Ireland Leather. His native country had voted to legalize marriage equality just the day before and he took advantage of the opportunity to propose marriage to his partner from the stage. (He said yes.)

Boy Bamm-Bamm won International Mr. Bootblack 2015, his second international title. He won International Leatherboy in 2012. Brooklyn of Texas won second runner-up and Zach Bellman of Ohio won first runner up.

We’ll have the full story of the contest, plus photos and video, later this week.