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IMsL 1998

IMsL moved to the South in 1998 and into Hot ‘Lanta! The judges this year were Patti Breslin, Cain Berlinger, Joseph W. Bean, Amanda Wildefyre, Jill Carterm Ann M. Soucy, and piggy.  There were 18 contestants this year with two returning from previous years:

Contestant Class

  • Lynne Pierce, Portland, OR

  • Lady Hilary, Sacramento, CA

  • Erin Kelley

  • Mona Cleveland, Albuquerque, NM

  • Jo Potchen

  • Lorna Pierce

  • Jodi Longobardo

  • Daddy Flo

  • Annie Romano, San Diego, CA

  • Shari, Albuquerque, NM

  • Beth Kelley, Madison, WI (2nd time)

  • Zan Blum, Chicago, IL (2nd time)

  • Marci, Los Angeles, CA

  • Megan (DeJarlais) Martin, Baltimore, MD

  • E ticket, Alameda County, CA

  • Sybil King

  • Arielle, Baltimore, MD

  • Deborah Best, Omaha, NE

The Leather Journal reported: Megan DeJarlais was best of 17 women in the International Ms Leather Contest in Philadelphia, PA. First runner-up was Mona Cleveland from Albuquerque, NM and the second runner-up was Lynne Pierce from Portland, OR.

 

The auction this year raised a record amount in 1998 and Megan was able to travel and collect women’s stories for the archives.

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We need class pictures or any other items from the 1998 contest.  We are looking for pictures or videos from those days and especially the contest.  If you have any of these, please send them to imslhistory@gmail.com.  Do you know where these women are or have a way to contact them?

IMsl 1998 - Megan (Dejarlais) Martin

 I want to be IMsL because: my leather is an essential part of my being.  Because I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the leatherwomen and leathermen who have educated me, supported me, carved paths before me.  Because I care about the future of our leathertribe.  Because as a titleholder, and as IMsL, if I am chosen, I can represent (on a greater scale than I could otherwise) the best of who we are: caring, loyal, honest , sensual, fun, dedicated, sincere, kinky people.  Because I thrive on the challenges life throws to me.  Because I want every kinky person to feel they belong, that they are essential to the future of our community.  Because, it would  be the best year of my life.