Extremely Rare Biracial Twins Are Drop Dead Gorgeous At 18
Genetics and biology work in amazing ways, don’t they? The miracle of life is already incredible, and it seems to become more stunning with each new generation. When biracial parents have twins, there’s a chance that their youngsters will end up looking pretty different from each other.
That’s the case with young Lucy and Maria Aylmer. Read on for their story!
Preparing For Baby Number Four…
Expecting parents Donna and Vince Aylmer were preparing to welcome just one more child into their family, which would have brought them to a total of four little ones.
…And Ending Up With Five
The Aylmers were beyond excited, though, to learn that they were actually pregnant with a set of twins. Five little ones? They couldn’t wait!
Born In January 1997
The pair of girls were born in England on January 16, 1997. As if twins weren’t exciting enough already, these parents kept receiving surprise after surprise…
Two Baby Girls, Two Beautiful Colors
Lucy and Maria were born looking like each other, but not in a completely identical way. Vince is fully caucasian and Donna is half Jamaican, so they ended up making two babies with different skin tones!
Not Identical, But Close Enough
The two girls aren’t identical twins. They were produced from two separate eggs, so they each inherited different sets of genes from their parents.
Opposite Ends Of The Spectrum
“Our brothers and sisters have skin which is in between Maria and I,” Lucy told the Daily Mail. She explained that she and her twin sister are at “opposite ends of the spectrum” and that the rest of the kids are “somewhere in between.”
No More Matching, Mom!
By the time they turned seven years old, the twins had reached the end of their rope when it came to the matching outfits their mother loved to dress them in.
The Same, But Different
The twins have grown into gorgeous young women and have developed their own unique style preferences. They differ in other ways as well.
“I love meeting people,” Maria says. Lucy, on the other hand, remained more introverted as the girls grew up.
One Super Rare Pair
They’re a rare pair for sure. Dr. Angela Bianco of Mount Sinai Hospital explains:
“By virtue of chance,” she says, “one twin can inherit more DNA from a specific parent in contrast to its co-twin. That DNA can code or translate for things like skin color and eye color.”
Adorable And Incredible Science
More in Entertainment
Then and Now: The Astounding Evolution of these Celebrity A-Listers
While fame and fortune surround today’s Hollywood A-listers, the following cultural icons did not always revel in their current status. It...December 10, 2017
Jim Carrey’s Fascinating Life Story Explains What Made Him So Famous
"SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN'!" That's what actor Jim Carrey is! Known as one of the funniest actors in Hollywood, his talent has been chronicled...December 6, 2017
Outsmart Your Smartphone With These Simple Device Hacks
Let’s face it, sometimes it can feel like our smartphones have outsmarted us. With all of the features and functions your...November 29, 2017
If Your Holiday Cards Don’t Look Like These, You’re Failing At Christmas
Meet the Bergerons. When they started sending out Christmas cards in 2003, it was just the two of them. Now, 13 years...November 29, 2017
We Do These Things Constantly, Even Though They’re All ILLEGAL
We manage to do a plethora of things every single day without even actually thinking about the legality of our actions....November 27, 2017
Why Are These Annoying, Everyday Sounds SO LOUD? These Will Make You Groan.
Okay, you caught us—these aren’t scientifically the loudest sounds that have ever happened… but they’ve certainly made all of us jump into the...November 27, 2017
When Naive, Innocent People Meet The Internet The Results Are Hilarious
Ah, sweet innocence. Nothing is more amusing than seeing it feebly attempt to protect the naive from the utter filth of...November 27, 2017
10 Disney Characters Drawn As People, And I’m Amazed
Most of us grew up seeing these characters. I’ve always imagined what they’d look like as people. These drawings satisfied my...November 27, 2017
These Original Supermodels Continue to Wow the Fashion World
Models are the epitome of high fashion, but some manage to go above and beyond--shaping how we think about beauty for...November 22, 2017