Patrick Smith will compete at the upcoming International Mr. Leather contest in Chicago.
BY PAULO MURILLO
Eagle LA Mr. Leather Patrick Smith was awarded the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015 last month at Club 333 in Downtown Los Angeles.
Smith will go on to compete at the upcoming International Mr. Leather contest in Chicago in May 22-25, 2015.
First runner-up was Justin Natoli, Mr. Sister Leather 2015 and 2nd runner-up was Chris Jones, Mr. SoCal Leather 2015, who was also awarded the Bob Tomasino Brotherhood Award by his fellow contestants.
Smith, originally from Canada, moved to L.A. four years to pursue his Masters in Business Administration at UCLA.
In an interview with THE FIGHT, moments after his big win last month, Smith revealed that one of the issues he plans on tackling as Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015 is Measure B—the law that mandates condoms in porn in LA County.
“It’s a reprehensible law,” says Smith. “It violates our free speech rights, it’s driven the porn industry out of LA. I have friends who lost their jobs because of Measure B. I believe it is completely unconstitutional, so whatever I can do and however I can lend my voice to get that taken off books, I’m going to do it.”
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