Two Former ‘Bachelor Australia’ Contestants Fell In Love, Arguably Getting The Better End Of The Deal

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10.25.16 5 Comments

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I met Tiffany in a very strange situation. Well… we were kind of dating the same guy. And it was filmed and put on TV 😂. 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. Yesterday I flew this beautiful woman to The Abrolhos islands for her 30th birthday! I have to admit that I felt so so proud to be with her, my favourite person, celebrating such a momentous occasion on the water- a mutual love of ours. She is so confident in the ocean and in every adventure, as if every new experience is a winning of the lottery somehow; a chance to grow and learn and develop. To Tiffany, experience wins over the worldly acquisition of 'things' every time- and I think this is why she is so open-minded, so accepting of others, so fun and so at ease with letting winds blow her towards a variety of opportunities. She's helped me to disintegrate many of the ideals I've had that were harmful (about relationships, about career and 'stability') and for that I feel set free. Thank you for always asking questions (detective Tiff), for being curious about people, ideologies and the universe; for loving people with such a wholesome love that I don't know if I would ever be able to emulate. It inspires me. Happy Birthday Tiffany. I love you.

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We all pretty much know how The Bachelor works by now. You take a single, blandly attractive 20 or 30-something man with the personality of a mayonnaise sandwich, put him in a mansion full of blonde hair and chardonnay, and viola! Love happens. It’s a successful formula that sees the winner ostensibly getting engaged to the bachelor (and sometimes even married!), one of the runners up moving on to The Bachelorette, and other assorted castoffs popping up on Bachelor in Paradise.

But over on the Australian version of the reality series, Bachelor Australia, two former contestants decided to create their own narrative. In a page ripped straight from the Bachelor spoof Burning Love, ex-contestants Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon failed to win over the dude of their respective season, Richie Strahan, but ended up finding love on their season anyway — with each other! Both Marx and Scanlon have been posting PDA-filled photos to Instagram for at least a few weeks now, but yesterday Marx posted the above birthday message to Scanlon during a trip to Abrolhos islands for her 30th, confirming the relationship.

Nothing like this has ever happened on the American version of the show, but if there is a god it will be during thrice-dumped Nick Viall’s upcoming season, because the only way he can possibly get dumped at this point is for another contestant. It would be riveting television.

You can check out some of Marx and Scanlon’s adorable Instagram photos below:

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