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‘Bachelor' Contestants Who Fell In Love With Each Other Named 'Couple Of The Year'

12/21/2016 11:29 EST

Talk about true love.

In October, one of 2016's favourite love stories came to be when two former contestants of the Australian version of "The Bachelor" fell in love with each other.

On Wednesday, former contestants Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon were named Maxim Australia's "Couple of the Year," and there are photos to prove it.


Posing topless for the magazine, Marx writes, "Here it is... cover and feature with my fav lady @tiffany_janes MERRY XMAS! 🙊."

Marx also posted another shot of the happy couple, this time from the magazine's photoshoot in bed.

"If you took the whole same-sex 'issue' out of our relationship, it would still be untraditional. We ordinate our own life and love terms, and somehow it works," she wrote on her Instagram page.


Both women have been seen as champions in the same-sex community in Australia, and earlier this month, Marx also talked up about the country's legalisation of same-sex marriage.

"Our beautiful country has become an embarrassment to me, as I believe it has allowed religious sentiments to be involved where they should not be — in politics," she wrote on Instagram.

"'All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights', is not an opinion or some quote you put on a f*****g fridge magnet — it's a moral obligation."


The couple started their love affair in October, and Marx notes what started out as a friendship between two people who were "dating the same guy" turned into something bigger.

"From that first cocktail party, it was like this instant calibration between souls, as if we had known each other once before. Friendship ripened into something bolder, trust in a very strange situation was formed, and now every adventure we have rivals the other — and continues to make plans for itself," she wrote on Instagram.

Oh hey 👋 hey there 🤓 just me, the real human being with real human emotions behind this account. See my face...im excited and im super proud of what @megan.leto.marx and I have achieved here. I knew it would be controversial, i knew it would ruffle feathers, i knew there would be criticism and judgement but guess what, I did it anyway! Why? Because (a) im an experience junkie as per my bio and it was pretty damn awesome to be asked to be on the cover of Maxim. (b) I do what I want because I want to; not for any body else; not to impress or offend or any other reason than because I WANT TO and I honestly don't need anyone's approval. (c) I have always and will always continue to advocate acceptance and no labels in all areas of life. I dont label myself or my relationship; I simply live and love and create life on my own terms. (d) @maxim_aus may be sold as a mens mag, but what does that matter? I really like reading it! and they have shown us more support than most other Australian media and i am proud to shoot with a publication who is as much about pushing boundaries as we are. The shoot was tasteful and had less nudity than some of our other shared photos on social media and the interview had everything we wanted to say. (e) if you think that this is some fake anti feminist lesbianised sexual male fantasy then you are only aiding in the judgemental backward thinking of society whether you are straight, gay, bi or however else you choose to label yourself. #dropthemic #hatersgotnorighttohate #takeyourbestshot #enoughisenough #noregrets #nolabels #acceptance #stopbeingsodamnjudgemental #loveislove #lifeonyourterms #idowhatiwant #donttellmehowtolivemylife

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On Wednesday, Scanlon also took to Instagram to post a photo of herself holding a copy of Maxim Australia, adding she is super proud of herself and Marx.

"[sic throughout] I knew it would be controversial, i knew it would ruffle feathers, i knew there would be criticism and judgement but guess what, I did it anyway! Why? Because (a) im an experience junkie as per my bio and it was pretty damn awesome to be asked to be on the cover of Maxim. (b) I do what I want because I want to; not for any body else; not to impress or offend or any other reason than because I WANT TO and I honestly don't need anyone's approval," she wrote on Instagram.

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