TIM Grant will now represent Melbourne’s iconic The Laird Hotel on a local and national scale after he was crowned Mr Laird Leatherman last month.
Before a mostly leather-clad crowd, eight men competed for the title of Laird Leatherman 2014, a competition which is now in its sixth year.
“I’m really stoked to be the Laird Leatherman 2014, and I’ll do everything I can to make the sash proud. I’m going to make sure that you have as much fun as I will,” Grant said in a statement.
“I’d like to give a big shout out to my fellow competitors who were competing with me. They were the best guys to have backstage and I couldn’t have asked for a better group to compete with.
“But, most of all, thank you to the community. Without you, I wouldn’t be here right now. I’ll make sure that I do you guys proud.”
Brett of The Laird said: “Judging by the crowd and the number of contestants, now more than ever, Melbourne can be proud of a very strong and diverse leather community.
“The line-up of hopefuls was varied in age, background and body types, showing passion, values confidence and a sense of humour are just as, if not more important than appearances.”
Another highlight of the evening included a live performance by Dick Savvy, a.k.a The Naked Barber, and Craig, who “put it all out there”.