Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Identical Triplets Put Ancestry Kits To The Test.

Triple The Fun

Triple The Fun

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Say hello to identical triplets Erica, Jaclyn, and Nicole Dahm. Having multiples is rare enough, but having identical multiples is exceptionally unusual. Identical triplets only occur about 20 to 30 times per 1 million people born. These three girls are blessed with a loving family and unbelievable good looks. As they got older, they would have successful careers and their own families. It would be safe to assume that they were alike in every way, but they would soon find out that that wasn't exactly the truth.

Getting Creative

Getting Creative

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Before the identical triplets were able to develop their own qualities and personalities, it was virtually impossible to tell them apart. Because of that, their parents needed to get creative...with tattoos! In order to tell them apart, the parents put a little dot on each of the girls' bottoms. The first one born, Nicole, received one dot on her bottom. Erica got two dots for being the second born, and Jaclyn, the last one born, remains dotless.

Best Friends

Best Friends

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While growing up, the girls were best friends and rarely spent time away from each other. Some multiples can't stand dressing alike, but not these triplets. “We rarely hold our own identity. We were always known as ‘You three’ or ‘The Triplets'," Nicole said in an interview. Some people might think that that's annoying, but the triplets enjoyed being so close to one another. And they liked being seen as a group.

The Very Beginning

The Very Beginning

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As soon as the girls became teens, it was more than obvious that they were beautiful and stood apart from the crowd. Even though they lived in a pretty small town, it didn't take long for them to be discovered. When they were 16 years old, the triplets entered a "Teen Magazine" contest called The Great Model Search. Even though there was plenty of tough competition, the girls won hands down. They were featured in their very own cover shoot. Looking back, they probably didn't know that their careers were barely beginning.

Planning For The Future

Planning For The Future

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But because modeling work tends to be unsteady, the girls decided that they needed a backup plan. So all three of them chose to go to the University of Minnesota. They majored in nursing so they could all work together helping other people. But once they got to campus and saw a flier looking for adult models, their plans changed once again. Even though they weren't sure if they wanted to be models, they decided to check it out anyways.

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