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Congratulations to the amazing contestants - Sir Roman, boy Bolt, Angie, and Syn! We are so proud of all of you! Congratulations to Aurora, boy Woody, and Sir Ivan on a great year as the inaugural titleholder!

Minnesota Leather Pride Weekend 2016 kicked off early on Friday night at the Meet & Greet in Mason's. This social was a nice low key way for the four contestants and our six judges (International Leatherboy 2015 Tim Hotchkin, Sir Jason Zahlen, International Leatherboy 2013 Gator Bate, Ms Iowa Leather 2015 Lucket Kiche, Michael Downs, PJ Knight) and tally masters (David Coral and Steve Lenius) to warm up before heading to the interviews. There was a short ceremony to draw numbers, and plenty of hugs and conversation. [photos]

After the Meet & Greet, the contestants and judges moved upstairs to a secluded meeting space to conduct the interviews. The interview is where the judges can get very direct and personal with the contestants. Think of it like a job interview. [photos]

Saturday morning and afternoon were busy with several Kink U sessions, and the Minnesota Market Place. Here are a few photos of the vendors who came to help us gear up. [photos]

Saturday night was the main contest event. The evening was fun and momentous as we said thank you to our 2015 title holders as they step forward to welcome in the new 2016 Minnesota Leather Sir, Minnesota Leather boy, and Ms. Minnesota Leather Pride. [photos]

If you couldn't make it to the contest, or would like to see it again, here is a video of the entire night:

Following the contest, the last official act of the night was the photos of the winners judges, staff, VIPS, and friends. Congratulations to Minnesota Leather Sir, Roman, Minnesota Leather boy, Bolt, and Ms. Minnesota Leather Pride, Angie. [photos]

Thank You

Minnesota Leather Pride wants to thank all of the contestants, and our 2016 contest committee, Bud Ingram-Lile, Randy Ingram-Lile, Ryan Brown, Vicki, and Andrew Bertke. We would specially like to thank the Saloon staff, especially Everett, for all of their help.

Thank you to our 2106 Sponsors:

Le Chateu Exotique Rubio Leather The Saloon
Twin Cities Leather & Latte Titans of the Midwest Everett Allen Photography
Minnesota Kink and Leather Communities