2018 Judges:

Sam Brinton
Sam Brinton
ISSA
ISSA
Keegan Christopher
Keegan Christopher
LUCK MARKSTONE
LUCK MARKSTONE
Ms Constance Belle
Ms Constance Belle

2017 Judges:

Joey McDonald

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Joey McDonald has been an active member of the BDSM/Leather community for 40 years. In 1977, as a sailor in the US Navy, Joey was introduced to the scene when his ship made a visit to Bremerhaven, Germany. Two years later while visiting family in Chicago, he volunteered at the first International Mr. Leather competition and has been a part of the IML family since. He currently serves as IML’s Executive Director.
In addition to his work with IML, Joey enjoys serving on speaker panels among the LGBT, Leather/BDSM, 12-Step Recovery, HIV/AIDS and African-American communities where he shares his knowledge and thoughts on Mentoring, Kink in Recovery, ‘Safer’ Play, Racism & Sexism, and HIV+/- (sero-discordant) Relationships. He has also judged contests in and out of leather. In 2009, he was honored with the Pantheon of Leather Lifetime Achievement Award and was also inducted into Chicago’s Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame. He is a founding member and current Board secretary of Leathermen of Recovery (LoRE), a club committed to fostering sex-positive awareness for leathermen in recovery.
For his day job, Joey works for a non-profit that puts school supplies into the hands of thousands of underprivileged youth across Illinois. In his spare time, he indulges his fondness for honey, boys, travel, honey, otters, gingers, honey, pups, food play, honey, electricity, pervertables, and, well, honey!

Joey is honored to be on the judging panel for International Puppy and Trainer Contest 2017.

Elisa Vegas

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Elisa is your 2017 International Ms. Bootblack and is a founder of the Detroit Area Bootblacks’ Laboratory. She is a member of the gender-inclusive Michigan Band of Brothers and holds leadership positions in the Board of Education, a kinky, pansexual educational organization in metro Detroit. She is the co-host of Fevered Nights, a play party that is only serious about not being serious.

She is a radical sexual outlaw who disdains hierarchy who is best described as a contrarian leather anarchist. She is a body positive, polyamorous feminist. She is a fuzzy femme piglet who demands authentic and intimate relationships that involve degradation, objectification and pain, done with love and affection.

Master Michael

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Michael has been a kinky leatherman for most of his life and a Master of slave Angie for thirteen years. Michael’s passion is to explore his potential; encouraging others to explore the same within themselves.

Michael is proud to hold the titles of International Master 2014, Great Lakes Master 2013 and Illinois Master 2013. He is executive producer of Illinois Leather Alliance, Regional Representative of Great Lakes MAsT region and full member of Chicago Leather Club. Michael presents on Master/slave and BDSM topics worldwide.

His hobbies include Harleys, bourbon, cigars, playing Dungeons & Dragons and living an amazing Life with his slave.

Jayson “Pup JP” Noden

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Jayson Noden, Pup Jp, or as some people call him, “Just Pup” hails from Minnesota, where he is a trustee of the Atons of Minneapolis, a founding and current lead pack member for the North Star Kennel Club, and is former Mr Minneapolis Eagle 2011, where he was proud to carry his pup bone and represent pups on the IML stage.

Jp has identified as a pup for more than 80 dog years…. that’s over a decade for you poor hoomans. A proud Alpha to Bruizer and Leaf, his pack would be named Noden in honor of the old Norse god who symbolized healing, hounds and the sea, all things that held deep meaning to Jp. He has been owned by his Sirs Bud and Randy Ingram-Lile as part of their family for more than 6 years… don’t worry he left that in hooman years to not confuse them… the poor hoomans.

Pup Chomper

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Pup Chomper is our current Mr. Wisconsin Leather 2017, placing in the top 10 at IML 39. Chomper is an aggressively protective and fun loving Pit Bull who is proudly collared to Sir Olaf. Chomper is the president of the board of directors for the Road Otters and works closely with at risk youth. Chomper is a survivor of suicide and is an advocate for prevention and awareness. He loves kink photography, loves frozen raspberries, flags hounds tooth and believes consent is sexy. Chomper will always choose the path less traveled, because squirrels are more notably found there… *SQUIRREL*

Ms. Constance Belle

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Ms Constance has been involved in the BDSM/Leather community since the 1990’s. She founded the Louisville Munch, founded the first MAsT chapter in Kentucky, and was christened “Louisville’s First Lady” by her community. She and slave drew are Great Lakes Master and slave 2003. Ms. Constance serves as Special Events Director for the Great Lakes Leather Alliance and produces the Bluegrass Leather Pride Contest in March. She works with Leather contests and holds public and one-on-one contest prep sessions with contestants. Her blog is www.msconstanceexplains.com, and she has several books on Amazon, including the Leather Contest Primer for Contestants.

Slave Adeena

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slave adeena started her journey over… now a lady never tells her age! The calling through the slave path grew her passion for protocol, rituals and the building of authority exchange relationships. She served in a Master/slave relationship for six years and has served two Trainers.

slave adeena has grown in her slave and Leather path. This has led her to serve in a variety of ways. She is the current 2017 International Person of Leather and was the 2015 – 2016 Heartland Person of Leather. She is serving as the Assistant to the Director for Regional Representatives of MAsT (Masters and slaves Together) International. She is a full member of Blue Max C.C. St. Louis. She was the founder and executive producer for Show Me Leather. She has presented at various BDSM clubs and conventions throughout the United States. slave adeena continues to grow with each encounter and is always looking for ways to cross lines and build communities.