On February 23, 2019, in Antwerp (Belgium), Karlheinz became European Bootblack 2019. The contest was organised by ECMC (European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs) at Waagnatie as part of Darklands festival organised for Leather & Fetish Pride Belgium (https://www.leatherpride.be/).
Organised for the first time this year, the contest was open to both male and female contestants. The first titleholder with this name. The contest was open to both men and women, giving the first female titleholder of the ECMC in history.
The judging panel was made up of James Lee International Mr. Leather 2018, Evert Leerson Mr. Leather Europe 2019, Fetish Photographer Suzanne van de Laar, Stéphane Dossetti from Evidence, Daniel Premack Executive Producer of Mr. Leather Israel, Stephan Ferris IML 2nd runner-up and Mr Friendly 2017, and Bart Verrecas Mr Leather Belgium 2018. The tally Masters were Raphael Gonçalves Mr. Leather Brasil 2018 and Sandro Cossero Mr. Leather Belgium 2017.
Karlheinz on social media: https://www.facebook.com/jemand.vondertur
Find out more about the event on the ECMC’s website: http://ecmc.nu
Photo credit: THORSTEN MLE 2015 / TEAGAN BOOTBLACK
Data collected by Arnaud on Feb 24, 2019