Take a look at these picture of two stunning girls. Can you believe that they are twins? As hard as it is to believe, they are. Even though one of them has beautiful straight ginger hair and a fair complexion and the other one has darker skin and amazing curls, one has blue eyes and the other brown. Physically speaking, even though these two are twins, they couldn’t be more different. And they are actual biological twins. How incredible and amazing.
However, you are only human and you are forgiven if you just thought that these two stunning girls are simply good friends.
Thanks to a trait from their mixed-race parentage, the girls were born with radically different looks.
Lucy and Maria Aylmer’s father Vince is caucasian and their mother Donna is half Jamaican. The managed to produce twins that are totally different, physically. One is white and the other black.
Imagine the look on the mother’s face when she first saw the babies when they were born in January 1997. Astonishing.
‘It was such a shock for her because things like skin color don’t show up on scans before birth.’ said fair-haired Lucy, who lives with her family in Gloucester
‘So she had no idea that we were so different. When the midwife handed us both to her she was just speechless.’
The now 18-year-olds have three older siblings, George, 23, Chynna, 22, and Jordan, 21.
‘Our brothers and sisters have skin which is inbetween Maria and I. We are at opposite ends of the spectrum and they are all somewhere inbetween. But my grandmother has a very fair English rose complexion, just like mine.’’ said Lucy
‘No one ever believes we are twins. Even when we dress alike, we still don’t look like sisters, let alone twins. Friends have even made us produce our birth certificates to prove it.’ she added
Lucy continues: ‘We were in the same class, but no one had a problem telling us apart. Twins are known for swapping identities. But there was no way Maria and I could ever do anything like that. Most twins look like two peas in a pod – but we couldn’t look more different if we tried. We don’t look like we have the same parents, let alone having been born at the same time.’