MAFS' Evelyn stuns in tiny string bikini on the cover of MAXIM

The Married At First Sight star looked amazing in a black micro bikini.

MAFS contestant Evelyn Ellis has been dubbed the ‘hottest bride ever’, and her outspoken nature solidified her status as a firm fan favourite. The intruder bride, who was paired with nervous groom Rupert Bugden, has made no secret of her desire to stay in the public eye.

The 26-year-old has already been on Big Brother UK, and is set to launch a podcast called Bad Grades with her best friend Rice later this month. On Wednesday, the model was announced as the MAXIM Australia cover girl for May. She looks amazing in the racy snaps, posing for the cover in a micro black string bikini.

MAFS' Evelyn Ellis before a dinner party
MAFS' Evelyn Ellis is MAXIM Australia's cover girl for May. Photo: Nine

Her long, black hair was left down in a messy wet look, and she leaned against a wall as she stared directly into the camera. The Andi Bagus bikini bottoms consisted of a small black piece of fabric, held up by two string bows on either side of her hips.

She rested her hand loosely on her right leg, drawing attention to a small tattoo on her upper thigh. Evelyn finished her look off with a glossy lip and dramatic eye makeup.


Inside the magazine, she kept the same messy, wet hair, but wore a revealing one-piece swimsuit as she lay on the floor. The metallic swimsuit had a cut-out stretching from just underneath her bust to her waist, and the high-cut detail showed off her slender legs.

When MAXIM Australia announced the cover star on Instagram, her friends quickly flooded the comment section with praise.

“Just made MAXIM history,” her friend Rice wrote.

“That’s my girl there!!” added UFC Octagon girl Red Dela Cruz.

“YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS QUEEN,” former MAFS star Olivia Frazer commented.

Although Evelyn has modelled in the past, this marks her first time as a cover model, and she told the publication it was a dream she’s had for a long time.

“It’s actually the first cover I’ve ever done and I feel so privileged to be a part of the MAXIM team,” she gushed.

The reality TV star is a marketing manager and model. Photo: Instagram/evelyn.ellis
The reality TV star is a marketing manager and model. Photo: Instagram/evelyn.ellis

Evelyn opens up about her MAFS experience: ‘No regrets’

Elsewhere in the candid interview, she revealed some secrets from her time in the experiment.

While many reality TV stars complain about getting a ‘bad edit’, with season nine's Olivia even warning other Aussies not to appear on MAFS, Evelyn has a completely different take.

“If you know yourself and back that you have your head screwed on right, GO FOR IT!” she said, before expanding on her own experience.

“What I will say, is do not try and be someone else because it never works out and you’ll one day look back and think, ‘I wish I’d said something’ or ‘that’s not what I actually believe in’. So, pretty much your moral compass should always be intact — cameras or no cameras,” she explained.

Evelyn didn’t walk away with a partner, but she has “no regrets” about her time spent on MAFS. Her ex Rupert is actually still in her life, and she told the publication that they “talk every day”.

Evelyn is open to the idea of making another reality TV appearance. Photo: Instagram/evelyn.ellis
Evelyn is open to the idea of making another reality TV appearance. Photo: Instagram/evelyn.ellis

What’s next for the star?

With two massive reality shows now under her belt, she gave a surprising answer about her dream reality TV show. Season nine MAFS contestant Domenica Calarco is currently competing on I’m A Celebrity..Get Me Out Of Here!, and Evelyn wants to follow in her footsteps.

“I would love to do I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! I’d love to prove people wrong,” she spilled.


The reality TV star has racked up over 211,000 followers on Instagram, but there’s one platform you won’t find her on. Olivia Frazer, who was MAXIM Australia’s cover girl in February, made a whopping $500,000 in four months on the adult subscription site OnlyFans.

Evelyn admits that being asked to join OnlyFans is one of the most common requests she gets from fans, but she is not interested at all.

“Let me tell you — it ain’t happening. Nothing against it but I want to fill my time doing things I absolutely love and I just know I would not love doing OnlyFans,” she explained.

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