Are these teenage girls really twins? I don’t believe

The twins that EVERYONE can tell apart! Striking sisters couldn’t be more different due to quirk in their mixed-raced parentage

Lucy and Maria Aylmer, 18, from Gloucester are non-identical twins
Lucy has fair skin and ginger hair, while Maria is darker with curls
Their mother Donna is half Jamaican and their father Vince is white

One has straight ginger hair, a fair complexion and deep blue eyes. The other has masses of curls, far darker skin and her eyes are a sparkling brown. With such opposing looks it’s hard to believe this striking pair are sisters. But they are much more than that – they are twins. The girls were born with radically different colouring thanks to a quirk of their mixed-race parentage.

Lucy and Maria Aylmer’s mother Donna is half Jamaican and their father Vince is white, and together they managed to produce one white twin and one black twin.
The girls were born in January 1997. Their mother was astonished when she first saw the twins, as nothing on the scans had prepared her for their different skin tones.


All together: Maria and Lucy with their mother Donna and siblings George, 23, Chynna, 22, and Jordan, 21


We don’t look like we have the same parents, let alone having been born at the same time,” she said.


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