A set of biracial twins are often mistaken as sisters because they look so different. Aside from having different features, one of the sisters is white and the other is black, which baffles most people when the girls tell them that they are not only related, but that they are twins. According to the New York Post, Lucy and Maria were born in 1997 to a white father, and a half Jamaican mother.
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“No one ever believes we are twins because I am white and Maria is black. Even when we dress alike, we still don’t even look like sisters, let alone twins,” explained Lucy.
“[Our birth] was such a shock for [our mother] because obviously things like skin color don’t show up on scans before birth. So she had no idea that we were so different. When the midwife handed us both to her, she was just speechless.”
The biracial twin sisters have three other siblings, all of whom have a complexion that’s a good mix of Lucy and Maria. Interestingly enough, Lucy is the only child in the family that has red hair. She also has the fairest complexion out of any of her siblings. According to AOL News, biracial twins aren’t too common. There is a one in 500 chance that fraternal twins will have two different complexions if they are born to interracial parents.
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“Now we have grown older, even though we still look so different, the bond between us is much stronger. Now we are proud of the fact that we are each other’s twin sister. Maria loves telling people at college that she has a white twin – and I’m very proud of having a black twin,” Lucy said.
Just a couple of weeks ago, the world’s oldest living twins made headlines. While these sisters aren’t biracial, they are extremely close, even at 103-years-old. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Glenys Thomas and Florence Davies attribute their longevity to a “nice, quiet life.”
The two sisters now live at Abermill Care Home in the UK where they have adjoining rooms — and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Dementia threatens their minds, but both still ask for each other, proving that their bond is as strong as ever.
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