Michael Lara, a true native of Los Angeles. He has served as a part of the North Hollywood Neighborhood Council, and is a Honorary member of California B&B. He is the owner of the popular leather Levi bar, called The Bullet Bar for over 20 years. It’s located on Burbank at Cahuenga in North Hollywood, has the distinction of being the oldest leather bar in Los Angeles County. Since he has owned the bar, it has become known for its crowded unique events and community bolstering through fundraisers. In 2016, he won the Business of the Year award at the Southland Honors. In 2018, he created the smash hit weekend of events, called Valley Pride Street Festival Weekend which held its 1st annual festival on August 12 2018. He is very pleased to be judging the Los Angeles Leather Contest this year, wishes the best of luck to the contestants.