It is said that the chances of someone being born with albinism typically ranges from 1 in 3 000 to 1 in 20 000.
Yet, these two sisters from Kazakhstan have defied the odds.
Sisters, Asel, 14, and Kamila, 2, from Kazakhstan were both born with albinism - 12 years apart.
They also have another sibling, Aldiyar, who is eight and was not born with the genetic disorder that causes the skin, hair, or eyes to have little or no colour.
Their looks are so striking, they've taken over the internet with their beauty.
Big sister Asel started modelling at just ten years old, and shares pictures of herself, often with baby sister Kamila, on her Instagram profile, where she has over 33 thousand followers.
Albinism.org warns that people with albinism have such fair complexions that it’s extra important that they avoid sun damage to the skin and eyes.
In an interview with the Daily Mail Asel explained, “If I go outside in the afternoon, then I definitely apply sunscreen, put on clothes to protect my skin, headgear or use an umbrella. In the evening, when there is almost no sun, it’s much easier for me.”
People in Kazakhstan are often surprised when they see the girls, because there is little knowledge of the condition in the country.
When she was born, doctors suspected Asel of having a different father, perhaps a Russian, but genetics have since proven otherwise.
Mom Aiman revealed, “When I gave birth to my eldest, genetics was not so developed with us. It is developing only now. The doctors were so shocked they thought she was Russian. I started reading up about her condition and now have learned that my children are albinos.”
When Asel was younger she attended a special school for handicapped children, but her parents soon transferred her to a regular school.
“She studies perfectly fine,” her mom says. “Albinos do not differ much from other children, only their hair, eyelashes, eyes, and skin color.”
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