Can you believe these girls are twins?

By Mieke Vlok
03 March 2015

"No one ever believes we are twins because I am white and Maria is black."

Lucy and Maria Aylmer are two of five children born to a white father and half-Jamaican mother.

Speaking to World Wide Features, the twins say nobody believes them when they tell people they’re twins: "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. When we’ve met friends for the first time they never believe we are twins and they have even made us produce our birth certificates to prove that we are actually twins."

While their siblings have combined features, the twins look completely different and are proud of their uniqueness. "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 says.


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