Washington State Titleholder Contest started in 1983. Our contest is held over a two-day period where eight (8) Judges through hard decision making choose those they feel would best represent YOU and all of the Washington State Leather Communities.

                        Come celebrate the Inaugural 

              Washington State Mx. Leather 2023 Title. 



Meet and Greet
March 24, 2023
@ 7:00 PM
Host: Washington State Leather Organization
Venue: CC's Seattle
Washington State Leather and Washington State Bootblack Contest
WSLO Contest Banner Draft 2
March 25, 2023
@ 5:00 PM
Host: Washington State Leather Organization
Venue: The Comback Seattle
Victory Brunch
March 26, 2023
@ 11:30 AM
Host: Washington State Leather Organization
Venue: CC's Seattle


aleksa M.
Photo Credit: Shann Thomas: Aleksa Manila is Seattle's sweetheart of fundraising and everything fabulous! She's been Miss Gay Filipino, Miss Gay Seattle and Empress of Seattle among many of her crowns. She's recognized for her social activism and community leadership by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, The Greater Seattle Business Association, Seattle Women's Pride, Public Health - Seattle & King County, The Filipino Community of Seattle and so on. Follow her journey at www.AleksaManila.com
Cherub ONYX
Cherub ONYX is an angel within the leather and kink community that’s dedicated to affirming and celebrating sexual liberation and freedom. Cherub works at the intersection of art, activism , and justice to create safe spaces for marginalized members of our community to express themselves , evolve , and expand. Cherub is the co-founder of Pleasure Hole Seattle, a kink community for Black and brown kinky queer folx. This community hosts bi-monthly parties and monthly munches specifically for Black and brown folx. You might see Cherub around Seattle DJ’ing a party, hosting an event , or leading a workshop on kink and unpacking shame - but no matter what, you’ll see Cherub modeling what it looks like to live a life grounded in love and community.


Ms V bootpic
Head Judge
Ms. V.
Ms. V International Ms. Bootblack 2007 Ms. V (she/her), a resident of From Oakland, California is the first Woman of Color to win the International Ms. Bootblack title. Bootblacking for 18 years she has also groomed and mentored both Bootblack and Leather titleholders, locally and nationally. She’s currently Ms Powerhouse Leather. She’s a Graduate of the Journeyman 3 Academy, a member of many leather organizations, including being an Honorary Member of the San Francisco Chapter of ONXY Northwest. She has served on the IMsL Foundation Board. She was one of the first women who bootblacked in San Francisco Leather bars. She became the Resident Bootblack for both the Powerhouse and Chaps II/ Kok bars, and the resident bootblack to the former SF Stompers boot store. She has Co-hosted The Queer Leather Happy Hour at the SF Eagle and continues to foster community in Leather. Her bootblacking process is simple and uncluttered. Revering the authenticity of the boot, their stories above all. Spiritual in her Leather Journey, she shines in her artful Leather Care.
Jack Thompson (He/Him), also known as Exile ONYX is International Mr. Leather 2019! He is the current Vice President for The Clifton Pleasure Club in Baltimore Maryland. He is a founding father of ONYX Northwest and current member of ONYX Mid-Atlantic. Jack represented Mr. May 2018 and Mr. January 2022 for the Bare Chest calendar, and was Leatherman of Color 2019. A proud biracial, transgender, HIV-positive, Leatherman and Alpha wolf. Remember that if you are enough for you, then you are enough.
As a queer, trans, disabled member of kink and leather communities, Ferris Oxide, current Mx International Olympus Leather, works to create and support queer and intersectionally-centered spaces. Ferris is a dominant switch and has taught workshops about communication, conflict resolution, cultural humility, disability, and various hard skills at events throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond. When they aren't stomping an eager masochist, they can be found wielding electrified knives and a wry smile.
Sir Rook - picture by Abacus - Leather Reign 2022
Sir Rook
Photo Credit: Abacus-Leather Reign 2022: Sir Rook, aka Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them), is a queer trans butch, a leather dominant, and a writer, focusing on individual, interpersonal, and institutional systems of power. They study dominance and submission, social & restorative justice, the energetic body, trauma, and transformation. They have been in the kink communities since 1999, and orchestrate transformative kink scenes through written erotica and ritual practice. They actively explore the philosophies of power exchange and the practicalities of sustainable, long term D/s. As a leather community member, titleholder, facilitator, teacher, and organizer, they have presented and performed 200+ times at 75+ venues, including International Ms. Leather, Dark Odyssey, SXSW, Harvard, and Oz Kink Fest. Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they edited 7 queer erotica anthologies; their latest book is Daddy4Daddy: Queer Kink Erotica. Find more at http://sugarbutch.net & http://allmylinks.com/mrsexsmith.
Becca Bio
Becca Bee
Miss Becca Bee (she/her) is a quick-witted, mean girl with a penchant for fighting dirty. As a polyam, fat, chronically ill, top-side heavy switch, she gets into more than her fair share of trouble (but if you ask her, she never causes it- it finds her). A service-loving Miss- who flags "Bitch" on the left and light yellow in either- her laugh can often be heard ringing out across the dungeon during play. She represented her state as the first Washington State Bootblack in 2014 and was the heart and soul of IMsLBB class of 2015. Her latest fun game is being a trans and queer-competent Washington State Realtor who has built a team with the same values- from lenders to a real estate attorney for complicated situations. You can find her site at www.rebeccabingham.realtor; please pass her name around like poppers at a party to your friends!
Ladie Chablis is a legend in the Pacific Northwest. She has the longest running drag show call Lashes which you can see every Friday at 9pm. In 2020 she was elected Empress 49 and reign 2 years and is now succession in line with the Imperial Court Council. She is a board member for Emerald City Softball Association and manages the longest running softball team. In 2020 she was awarded into the Softball Hall of Fame. Ladie Chablis also won the title as Laffeme Magnifique in 2011. She's much involved in many charity works and fundraisers. Ladie Chablis also works for a nonprofit organization call AHF (AIDs Health Foundation)
Micro has been an positive and active participant and proponent of leather, pup and pup play for many years. Micro held the title of Washington State Mr. Leather 2018. In 2017 he was bestowed the great honor of being the IPC (International Puppy Contest) Best in Show award recipient at the first ever joint IPC/IPTC IPAHW event. Although he currently calls Denver home, Micro is a member of SML (Seattle Men in Leather). In Denver, Micro regularly participates in both BLUF and Denver Leatherman’s Forum events as well as attending many other gear and leather events.
Sister Christiana (Metro)
Puregaëspella Metroform
Sister Metro serves as Priorisa in plena potestate and president of the Seattle Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan. This busy Nun sizes-up new recruits and instructs them with a firm but gentle hand, while leading events and ceremonies with jocular irreverence and severity. A denizen of exotic locales that serve strong drinks, hot men, and good conversation, she’ll switch from biting humor and ribaldry to indulging her flock’s need for a kind word, an attentive and non-judgmental ear, or a good story with a mischievous glint in her eye, spreading Sister magic wherever she goes.


Talley Master
Talley Master


Land Acknowledgement
Judy Tallwing
WSLO Board Member Emeritus &
International Ms. Leather 1987


Miss Indigo Blue
Miss Indigo
“The TwirlyGirl” Miss Indigo Blue is the Headmistress of the Academy of Burlesque, Founder of BurlyCon Burlesque Convention, and The Queen of Burlesque Miss Exotic World 2011.  A lifelong student of dance, theater, and performance, Miss Indigo began stripping at the Lusty Lady in 1991, and first trained with Burlesque Legends Wild Cherry and Kitty West in 2001. With her strong dance and theater background and extensive experience as a stripper, Miss Indigo Blue’s sensuality, musicality, eroticism, and humor earned her a reputation as a sought-after entertainer and instructor. Miss Indigo is holds numerous other awards from 21st Century Burlesque, the Burlesque Hall of Fame, The Seattle Erotic Arts Festival and Heeb Magazine, and starred in the critically acclaimed documentary film “A Wink And A Smile” about her Academy of Burlesque. She currently performs as a soloist and as a troupe member of The Atomic Bombshells.  Miss Indigo Blue is based in Seattle, WA.