Female 'Bachelor' Contestants Who Fell in Love Respond to Publicity Stunt Claims


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Attention -- this is not a publicity stunt. Lesbian Bachelor couple Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanion want made clear that they're not together for the media attention. For them, it's all about the love and breaking stereotypes of what that looks like, regardless of their naked cover on a popular men's magazine.

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The couple met while competing on The Bachelor Australia, and were recently named "Couple of the Year" by Maxim Australia. They grace the cover of the January 2017 issue, completely topless with wisps of blonde hair covering their nipples.

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The ladies want it clear, however, that they're in the this for the right reasons, not for "publicity or money."

"I think without people properly knowing us, and seeing us together, it can all seem a bit 'too good to be true,'" Marx confessed to the magazine. "Some people can be fairly negative, but there is also so much support so we are trying to focus on that."

Scanion added her thoughts on the matter, saying, "Usually we just say, ‘'OK, you can think what you like.' I don't have the time or energy to spend trying to convince the critics that we are together. It just makes me sad that we live in such a cynical world where a lot of people choose to believe it is a lie rather than having trust and faith in that it is the truth."

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Responding to the claims that the cover only feeds male fantasy rather than celbrates love in all forms, Scanion posted a selfie with the mag, and added in the caption, "If you think that this is some fake anti feminist lesbianised [sic] sexual male fantasy then you are only aiding in the [judgmental] backward thinking of society whether you are straight, gay, bi or however else you choose to label yourself."

It sounds like these two are legit in love. Who says you can't celebrate a loving relationship with a super hot photo shoot and magazine cover?

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