Dean & Castiel Win Zimbio's 2013 TV Couples March Madness Challenge!

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We started off with 64 television twosomes duking it out to become the top TV couple, and after more than 2.4 million votes we are proud to announce that the winner of Zimbio's second annual TV Couples March Madness Challenge is...

Supernatural's Dean & Castiel (Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins), better known to legions of fans as Destiel! After getting knocked out during the Sweet 16 round of our competition last year, Destiel fans turned out in droves this year to propel their favorite "profound bond" all the way to the championship.

The demon hunter and his angel beat out powerhouse couples like Glee's Brittany & Santana, New Girl's Nick & Jess, and Lost Girl's Lauren & Bo on their way to the top. They faced a very stiff battle in the finals against Once Upon a Time's Rumplestiltskin & Belle, but in the end Dean & Castiel's bond was unbeatable.

And so what if they aren't technically a real couple on Supernatural? Dean & Castiel have (literally) been to hell and back for each other, and it doesn't get much more epic than that. The devotion and understanding between the otherworldly duo has obviously struck a chord with fans, who left comment after comment on our March Madness bracket page about how much they love the pairing. They also posted shipper videos and fan art galore in support of the boys. You can check out some of our favorite fan contributions below, then hit the comments with your own Destiel love fest.

Congrats to Team Destiel and to second place finishers Rumplestiltskin & Belle (Robert Carlyle and Emilie de Ravin)! And thanks to everyone who came out to vote for their favorite TV couples! Until next year...

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