#IOL2018 Mr Contestant: Bill

April 5, 2018



Competetitors for the 23rd Annual International Olympus Leather Contest have submitted their applications and are preparing to to compete in San Diego during Olympus Leather Weekend at the Events new venue the Crowne Plaza Mission Valley.

Bill Willis is one of three male competitors vying for for the International Mr Olympus Leather title this year.  He lives in San Diego, CA and is sponsored by West Coast Olympus Leather and Beat Your Drum Productions.

Here is Bill's Official Bio:


"My journey started as a young boy in the country. Many times I would sneak off with two clothes pins and see how long I could keep them attached to my nipples. Fast forward to 2001 when I arrived in Dallas Texas and went to my first leather bar. I couldn't believe how turned on I was. I tried to engage in a few conversations, but each time was shot down, or "looked through." I kept coming back and each time it was the same. Eventually, I was told that I didn't have "the leather look." I was informed that I did not have the right body for leather, that maybe I should try another bar... For several years, I continued to hear I did not fit the "Leather" image. For several years, I kept coming back.

Eventually I met a few people who helped me realize that Leather is not just an image. This group of people quickly became a family and a source of support. One person in particular helped me to finally understand that Leather is about what is in my heart, and what people witness through my actions. I have since been on a journey of acceptance and learning.

Moving to San Diego provided me with the opportunity to run for my first leather title, Mr. San Diego Eagle 2017. During my title year I worked hard to make sure everyone in the leather community felt welcomed and included. I focused on celebrating differences and working to bring people together to raise money for local charities. I also ran for and won the title of Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather 2017. As a Leather Titleholder, I strive to be a positive example of our Leather Community. I truly believe that our differences strengthen our unity."

Come see him compete May 4-6, 2017 tickets and informaiton available online at OlympusLeather.com.

For more information about Olympus Leather contact Vonn Tramel producer at olympusleather.com.