Hampton Road’s own Knight Hawks of Virginia are presenting the first Mr. Virginia Leather Contest the weekend of September 26-29 in Norfolk, the highlight of which will be the contest held on September 28 at 37th & Zen.
The contest is the final step in a statewide search for a person from the Leather, Levi, BD/SM and Fetish lifestyle that, according to the Knight Hawk’s website, can “foster a better understanding and appreciation of the lifestyles both among the members of the organization and within the community through social, charitable, and educational endeavors and activities.”
Contestants will be judged and scored with a 1-10 point value in the following categories:
- Judges Interview
- Bar Wear of Choice
- Fantasy Presentation
- Contestants are allowed up to 5 people to assist performance
- Formal Wear
- 90 second speech- Topic is Contestant’s choice
- Public Q&A
The winner is expected to participate in local and regional Pride and community events, attend and or enter national events such as SECC- Southeast Conference of Clubs, MAL- Mid-Atlantic Leather, and IML- International Man of Leather and plan and execute fundraising events for the charity of their choice.
Judges for the contest are well-known among the fetish community and are as follows:
- Sclena Young, aka Blue, the current and first title holder of MX Virginia Leather.
- Johnny Benjamin, Mr. World Bear 2018
- Scorpius Renegade, Mr. Maryland Leather 2019
- James Lee, IML 40 (International Mr. Leather 2018) and Mr. Kentucky Leather 2017
- Sir Michael Malcavian, founding member and President of the Cavalier Leather and Levi Club
- Ms. Tori, Southeast Bootblack 2016, 2017 Southeast Community Leatherwomen award and Ms. Southeast Conference of Clubs Leather 2019
- Raymond Musolf, Mr. Virginia Bear 2019
Assisting the judges and helping the event run smoothly are two other notable persons from the regional fetish community. Michael, AKA Pup Skinzy, Mr. Triangle Leather 2019 and Pup Papi will serve as Judge Wranglers and Alyssa Durnien, the first and current Ms. D.C. Eagle and Ms. Woods Leather 2017 will serve as stage manager.
All events planned for the weekend are taking place in Norfolk at the Best Western Plus Holiday Sands Inn & Suites in Oceanview (host hotel), 37th & Zen and at MJ’s Tavern. The current schedule of events is below (and subject to change as per organizers.) You may purchase tickets for any of the following events HERE.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 26
8 pm, Contestant Check-in and meeting, MJ’s Tavern
10 pm-1am, “Unofficial” Kick-Off Party, MJ’s Tavern
Friday, September 27
5-7 pm, Weekend Package Check-in, Best Western Plus Holiday Sands Inn & Suites
7-9 pm, Weekend Package Check-in, MJ’s Tavern
9:30 pm-2 am, Meet and Greet Party, MJ’s Tavern
Saturday, September 28
7:30-9:30 am, Continental Breakfast, Best Western Plus Holiday Sands Inn & Suites
10 am-2 pm, Contestant Interviews- Closed event/Not open to the public.
Noon-2 pm, AMCC Meeting, LGBT Life Center
2 pm-6 pm, Leather Mart Vendor Fair, 37th & Zen
8-11:30 pm, Mr. Virginia Leather Contest, 37th & Zen
11:30-2am, Jock Strap Party, MJ’s Tavern
Sunday, September 29
10am-1pm, Winner’s Brunch, MJ’s Tavern