Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

The World's First Surviving Septuplets Look Totally Different 20 Years Later.

Famous Family

Famous Family

Ken Lambert

The birth of the septuplets caused a complete media frenzy, including appearances in "Time Magazine" and on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Some people believed they were a miracle. Some people thought the McCaugheys were just exploiting their children. Bill Clinton was president at the time, and he called them up to congratulate the new parents. They received lots of donations, among them, a house, and even scholarships for all of the kids. Soon enough, the attention got old.

No More Appearances

No More Appearances

Steve Liss/Polaris

When the children turned ten, the family stopped conducting interviews, except for a "Dateline NBC" episode once a year. The Dionne quintuplets informed the parents of the downfall of letting their lives be publicized in the papers. So, many years have gone by since anyone has seen the seven kids in the news. Their appearance will shock everyone! The child that was born first wants to make a living working with his hands.

Kenneth The Builder

Kenneth The Builder

Des Moines Register

Kenneth Jr. was born at three pounds and four ounces. He decided he wanted to pursue a degree in construction at Des Moines Area Community College. He said he’s not upset about moving away from his other siblings. “I honestly think it will be good for all of us to be on our separate ways. I am not worried about not seeing everyone that much," he told NBC News. He won’t be on his journey by himself.

A Preschool Teacher

A Preschool Teacher

Des Moines Register

Alexis May, was two pounds and eleven ounces, and was the first girl to be born out of the septuplets. She was one of the children born with cerebral palsy. She’s had to learn to get around with the use of a walker. She’s decided to go to Des Moines Area Community College, just like her brother. Alexis wants to major in early childhood education. She looks forward to becoming a preschool teacher.

Next Big Star

Next Big Star

Des Moines Register

The last of the three girls born was Kelsey Ann. She weighed two pounds and five ounces when she was born. While attending Carlisle High School, she was in an all-girl choir. She’s decided to head to Hannibal-LaGrange University, which offered scholarships to the kids when they were born. She wants to pursue a career in music, and can see herself as the next big star! The next child shines pretty bright, as well!

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