Jorge Doal – Mr Rubber Spain 2018 (5/89)

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I have quite a few interesting memories with Daniel Dumont, who I met during my title year, in 2018, and who I had the chance to see many times since at many fetish events across Europe.

One of the memories that I cherish the most took place in September 2018 when attending Lisbon Meets Fetish. Although Daniel always had an open smile and a warm bear hug every time we met, in Lisbon, I got to show him some parts of my lovely capital, and he talked to me about his passion for the Portuguese culture and language. In the past, he had close ties to Portugal, and the one he described in a touching way was his love for a Cat he had and who he named Branquinha (Little white in Portuguese).

When he was talking about her, the sparkle in his eyes was heartfelt. I couldn’t hide my surprise, watching that big butch leather man getting all emotional and not being afraid to share those emotions with me. His bravery in doing so, revealed to me a kinder and softer side of him, that I think was unknown to most. When I think of Daniel, that’s the image that I see. That smile and the warm hearted leatherman who wasn’t afraid to own and share what he felt.

Written by Jeroen Van Lievenoogen

Jeroen is publisher of Alphatribe magazine

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