PONTIAC, Mich. – Josh Fortuna won the fourth Mr. Liberty Leather contest on Saturday, March 8 , at the Liberty Bar in Pontiac, MI. 3 contestants competed Saturday with a packed crowd of Leather Bears, Daddies, Cowboys, Women, SIRs and boys. Over 150 people were in attendance when the winner of the Mr. Liberty Leather 2014 was announced. Congratulations also go to Matt Pyles as 1st runner up and to Gregory Garcia. All the contestants did a great job and represented our community well!
Judges for the event were:
- Steve Teets of Imlay City, Mr. Liberty Leather 2012 and Mr. Michigan Leather 2012.
- Todd Maynard of Louisville, KY, Mr. Bluegrass Leather 2013.
- Michael Kaplan of Little Rock, AR, Mr. Heartland Leather 2014.
- David Pfau of Baltimore, MD. Mr. Maryland Leather 2013
Special Guest Judge and Entertainer, Angel Essence of Detroit, MI. local GLBTQ and HIV Awareness advocate.
The contest was produced by Woody Woodruff, Mr. International Leather 2012
Several groups and Leather organizations from Ohio and Michigan supported the contest with their attendance. Mr. Liberty Leather was welcomed as the newest member of the Michigan Band Of Brothers as well after his win.
Special thanks to Chuck Braidwood, the current Mr. Liberty Leather for the fantastic job as Emcee for the evening!