This page will host the contestants photos, names and bios
This page will host the contestants photos, names and bios
Martin grew up in a village in Upper Austria and moved to Vienna for university. He and his partner of 19 years have been active in the Austrian leather and fetish community for the past couple of years. Martin also holds the title Mr. Fetish Austria 2019 (titles are jointly awarded by LMC Vienna) and wants to support the multi-fetish live in Austria with leather and rubber as his main fetishes. As title-holder he wants to raise the international awareness for Austria’s main fetish clubs and fetish festivals.
Martin holds graduate degrees in Business Administration and East Asian Studies and manages a banking advisory center for international clients of a major Austrian bank.
My name is Axe Leito, I’m 38 years old, I was born in Willemstad, Curaçao, and nowadays I live in Amsterdam with my partner Robin.
I’m a military man and an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran.
I started discovering fetish at the age of 18 while working at a leather bar in The Hague. I consider myself a kind-hearted person who sees opportunities and solutions everywhere.
As Mr. Leather Netherlands 2019 I have built bridges between different kind of fetishes; organised brand new events such as the Ms. Leather Netherlands election; used my title to kickstart the PrEP programme in the Dutch Caribbean; appeared on several TV programmes to talk about HIV/AIDS, PrEP and the importance of protected sex.
hat I want to achieve as Mr. Leather Europe 2020 is to use my heritage for more visibility, inclusivity and acceptance. We’ve already some so far as a continent, let’s take it even further.
My name is Stevio.
I’m a 26-year-old leatherman living in Milan.
The fetish world intrigued me since I was 13. From the beginning, the Internet was my trusted teacher, just like Virgilio for Dante. This was my secret journey for a long time since I came out only at 21. The journey was pretty long, and I kind of had seen the whole Hell way before visiting it in person.
When the fetish community took my hand it was one of the best things that happened in my life because the Internet couldn’t show me how warm people within the community could be.
I met so many people that changed my life forever and I will bring some of them in my heart for my entire life.
I’m the Italian Fetishman of the Year 2019 and my mission is to bring more young people to the fetish community showing the human and friendly side of it.
Hey, guys ! I am Bernard, Mister Leather Belgium 2019, a simple and proud leatherman.
I am a convinced European. Because unity makes us stronger. This also applies to our European LGBTQI+ and fetish communities. Today more than ever, we need to stick together and to fight for our rights and values. Against illiberal regimes which put them at risk. Against all forms of hate speech and violence across our continent.
I am passionate about human beings, but I don’t shy away from pups, pigs, teddy bears and cuddly cubs.
As chemical engineer, I work to reduce pollution and preserve our climate and environment. I am heading – as a volunteer – an association supporting technical cooperation projects in Africa.
I experienced personally day-to-day difficulties and remaining discriminations against HIV-positive persons. I am committed to act for more understanding and respect for all, also in our fetish family.
Tom (Mr Fetish Finland 2019) is a cheeky fetish mess. He is into leather, uniforms, sports gear, rubber and more, with leather as his favourite.
He is originally from New Zealand, and after living in Argentina, Australia and Uganda, he now lives in Finland.
Tom was key to getting PrEP available in Finland and is pushing for better gay sexual health services. He believes “if you don’t like it, then do something” and this has driven his community work.
He also started “Helsinki Homoinvaasio” (a gay invasion of straight venues), and Fetish Socials. Both aim to encourage more face-to-face socializing, because there is more to us than a profile picture.
Tom wants to get public, unmistakable displays of recognition and support for the fetish community from the wider LGBTIQ+ community, to encourage more inclusion., after all, we are all people, as leather men we just wear hotter clothes.
My name is Joachim, I am 57 years old and a proud Ledermann and currently live in the Wendland nearby Hamburg.
Professionally I work as a customs officer at the Central Custom Authority in Hamburg.
I only discovered my fetish leather at the age of 29 and gradually bought myself a piece of leather clothing, so I am a proud tailor-made CHiP leather uniform.
With my leather outfit, the obligatory Muri Cap as well as Dehner and Wesco Boots are also a must.
As Mr. Leather Hamburg 2018, I was very successful for the community in Germany, but this year I was especially happy to participate in the Europride 2019 in Vienna and to be part of the parade within the fetish and leather community at the LMC Vienna Hard On.
As a convinced European, I feel at home in all countries of this continent.
I am Chris, I am 38 years old and, I live in Nice, France.
I discovered the fetish scene when I was 16 years old.
I have worked 2 years to help the LGBT refugees coming to the French Riviera.
As a mister, I want to help the younger ones not to be disoriented, afraid when arriving.
I don’t want to judge them, they should be themselves, we are what we are! This is our stenght.
Dear European Leather Friends and Jury Members.
Stéphane, 46 years old. Elu Mister Leather Ile de France 2019 in March and Mister Leather France 2019 on June 28th.
Leather fetishist since the age of 20, I participated in many leather events in Europe, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris ….
I had the chance to meet fetishists from all over the world.
We communicate about our passion for leather, our values, our cultures.
Since my election, I fully support the LGBTQI + Leather Community.
To be Mister Leather France 2019 is to be a major player in the Community, to transmit messages, health prevention, fight against all discrimination, such as homophobia, transphobia that are constantly growing in Europe.
Defend our rights through concrete actions and solidarity.
Wear a scarf, do not stop at yourself.
It’s a human adventure.
I decided to continue my actions and to be a candidate for the title of Mister Leather Europe 2020, in order to support the whole Community, men, women who have the right to freedom to live their lives, to embrace each other the street, hold hands.
“Make your painting always open to the world”. (Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci).
Stéphane Mister Leather France 2019.