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Submitted photo Phil Tobias of Los Angeles met Minnesota State University Moorhead student MacKenzie Hill online when he was looking for a partner in his attempt to win a date on the Conan O’Brien show in 2011. They hit it off and ended up getting engaged.

Couple won love in Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Valentine’s Day contest

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MOORHEAD, Minn. — Phil Tobias and MacKenzie Hill were the “perfect couple — just not in a perfect situation.”

That was their pitch to Conan O’Brien when they entered the TV talk show host’s 2011 Valentine’s Day contest offering one lucky couple tickets to a taping of O’Brien’s show and a night in a Los Angeles hotel.

But they weren’t a perfect couple yet. Tobias, of Los Angeles, had never met Hill, then a student at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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