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Photos: Mr. L.A. Leather Is Crowned, And His Mom Couldn't Be Prouder

Patrick Smith, crowned Mr. L.A. Leather 2015 (Photo by Perhansa Skallerup/LAist)
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Last night L.A. Leather Pride anointed a new Mr. L.A. Leather, and his mom could not be any more proud.

"My mom just texted me, she is so excited and she's been begging me to [take her] to International Mr. Leather," Patrick Smith told The Fight after being crownd Mr. L.A. Leather 2015. According to his bio , Smith works for Marvel and is originally from Canada so of course he's a hockey fan.

As winner of the crown, Smith will be representing Los Angeles in Chicago this spring at the International Mr. Leather contest held in Chicago. Much like the former Mr. L.A. Leather, Smith has a bone to pick with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. "One of the big issues for me is Measure B, which is the law that mandates condoms in porn in L.A. County. It's a reprehensible law. It violates our free speech rights it's driven the porn industry out of L.A.," he said. The AHF was a major supporter of the law.

It was a close race among the ten contestants, with Justin Natoli, Mr. Sister Leather 2015, coming in as first runner-up and Chris Jones, Mr. SoCal Leather 2015, coming in as second runner-up.

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