2019 Judging Panel

Rubberkai

RubberKai is a world traveling kinkster with a flair for full coverage rubber and intense scenes. He has been active in the kink community for over a decade, living in Chicago and regularly enjoying events in America and abroad. Kai is on the gearing committee for the Chicago Rubbermen, regularly volunteering at kink events, including teaching rubber repair and rubber scene safety workshops. For the past 7 years he has also managed the Mister International Rubber demo space and rubber outreach parties. Recently Kai even had the honor of being on the Mr. Rubber Europe Judging Panel. Primarily flagging grey, red, and yellow, he’s a rubberist open to endless adventures.

Elimination

Elimination Onyx is a current resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Elimination was introduced to the Leather lifestyle while a resident of Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Eagle.  His love of leather has grown over the twenty years as he has been in and out of the leather and kink lifestyle.  Elimination identifies as a Pansexual and Dominant Top.

Elimination Onyx began his leather journey in the mid 1990’s.  Elimination is one of the founders of the ONYX Deep South Chapter, and currently serves as President. Under his leadership, ONYX Deep South has worked tirelessly to change the pulse of the leather and kink scene in South Florida. The Deep South Chapter was nominated for the 2018 Pantheon Award for Small Club of the Year.  He has participated various kink demonstrations around Fort Lauderdale since 2016.  Elimination’s kinks are: impact, wax, toy, sensory, and mummification play.

In October 2018, Elimination won the title of Mr. Ramrod 2018.  He has introduced the “Enough Movement” to the global society. Telling the world: “Enough hate, Enough eracism, Enough of the killings, Enough body shaming.” Yelling to each member within the leather community: “You are Enough just as you are and your living is an important part of our world!”  He truly believes every person has a right to participate and belong within this community.  He works to ensure safe spaces are available and create educational and empowerment activities for people of color in the leather community. His goal is to provide a kinky experience for anyone who is willing to learn and open to the experience. Leather and Kink should know NO LIMITS!

Elimination is honored and humbled to serve the Leather community in South Florida and plans to compete at IML 2019 in Chicago.

Jeff

 

Jeff has been involved in the fetish community for over 30 years, since he spent New Year’s Eve with a friend at the DC Eagle in 1987.  His fetish interests have expanded from leather to include rubber, with his introduction to rubber over 20 years ago at a fetish shop in Amsterdam (and he still has that first piece purchased so long ago!).  He is a two-time first runner up for the Mister Florida Rubber title. He lives in Fort Lauderdale and works as an international consultant in tax administration reform.

David “Tigger” Bailey

 

David “Tigger” Bailey is proud to have served our leather and kink communities as International Mister Leather 2016. He also has the honor of being the first IML from New Jersey where he served as Mr. New Jersey Leather 2016.

Tigger came out in the leather scene over 30 years ago while attending MIT where he graduated with a degree in Management Science. Tigger learned the principles of respect, acceptance, personal accountability and sexual freedom in a time when social activism and rebellion were essential elements in the fight for our rights and our lives. Act Up/Speak Out, Silence = Death were the mantras he has always lived by.

Having lived and seen the world through the eyes of Toronto and NYC during 9/11, Tigger’s home is in the D.C. Metro area where he serves as a board member for D.C. Leather Pride. Recognizing the privileges of a cisgendered male, Tigger addresses the issue head on of how to use every privilege and opportunity available to create unity and cohesion in a time of both hetero-normative assimilation and increased fractioning of the gay community.

Along the way, Tigger found 3 amazing men to love unconditionally and build a strong non-traditional family (2 Sirs, 2 boys, and lots of lube). Tigger shares his unconventional polyamorous life openly and empowers others to live in a way that is truly authentic, regardless of boundaries or norms.

Today, Tigger continues to relentlessly challenge us all to accept and support the authenticity of every individual in our community without judgment, shame or exclusion. The question is not what privilege we have, but how we use it through action and behavior to build a net that provides security and safety for us all.

MarshPup, Mr Florida Rubber 2018

Head Judge

 

Marshall “StudPup” Robbins has had quite the year! Taking on the title of Mr. Florida Rubber 2018 has been a great experience to him. As a FL native (8thgeneration), Pup has lived all over the SW and South FL, growing up in a very traditional southern family, and is a lover of country music and the rodeo. Pup moved to Key West after graduating high school and came out shortly after. He learned what it was to love and accept himself, to face his fears, and to be part of community.

Pup went to Chicago for MIR 21, his first time in the city and attending any type of major competition. The moment he walked into the market he was captivated. He had never seen such things. He was drawn to the smells, the people, and the community were captivating and that was that.

Pup has used his title to encourage people to accept themselves, not be afraid of their kinks, try something new and to bring to light a new way people looked at MFR. He went back to Chicago and ran for MIR 22 where he became part of a brotherhood and an international community, where he shared same goal as those of his brothers: never let anyone feel unwelcome and know that they always have a family, no matter the rubber leather pup latex bondage no matter what.