Are we set up for a leather repeat?

Posted on 03 Feb 2010 at 12:22pm
JackDuke JeffPayne
Current IML champ Jeffrey Payne and reigning Mr. Dallas Eagle and Mr. Texas Leather Jack Duke

See if this sounds familiar: A man new to the Dallas leather community enters the Mr. Dallas Eagle competition, and wins. Then he ends up taking the Mr. Texas Leather title as well, before moving on to unexpected victory as International Mr. Leather.

Yes, we’re describing reigning IML champ Jeffrey Payne. But we might be talking about Jack Duke. That is, if things continue the way they are.

In December, Duke — who’s originally from Italy and works as a gelato master — took the sash at the Mr. Dallas Eagle pageant. Then last weekend, at the Mr. Texas Leather held right here in town, he won Mr. Texas Leather as well. That qualifies him for IML later this spring.

Any chance a Texas boy (even one by way of Italia) could score a twofer? Stranger things have happened.

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