Look How Insanely Different These Biracial Twins Are At 18 Years Old.
When most moms become pregnant for the first time, they're overwhelmed with curiosity of what gender their baby is. They know the possibility of having twins is there, but it's never really something they prepare themselves for. That's why it's always a surprise to discover such news. But can you imagine the shock of finding out your twin babies look nothing like each other?
When biracial couples have fraternal twins, there is a chance the babies will come out with a few physical differences. The chances of the twins looking like extreme opposites, however, are slim but still very much exist.
Kids who are conceived by an interracial couple are extremely unique. They're born from a mixture of various genes and ethnic backgrounds that ultimately give them unique physical features that make them stand out from others.
Biracial twins take it to another level. When a mixed couple is expecting a pair of twins, all bets are off the table -- especially when they're fraternal. And although it doesn't happen all the time, it is very much possible for each twin to come out in two completely different skin tones.
Donna and Vince Aylmer were preparing to welcome only a fourth child into their family when they found out that they'd be welcoming a fifth child too. Twins are always a big surprise but little did they know, Donna's pregnancy had one more interesting surprise up its sleeve.
During the delivery, both parents were astounded to see two babies in complete opposite skin tones and hair color. Beautiful twins, Lucy and Maria Aylmer, were born in Gloucester, England, on January 16, 1997. As the girls were growing up, their parents divorced and co-parented the pair to their best abilities.
Different Ethnic Backgrounds
Their father, Vince, is full caucasian while their mother, Donna, is half Jamaican. With backgrounds like this, the parents were probably anticipating two mixed tone babies, but instead had two babies with completely different complexions. They looked around the same age, but they definitely didn't look like twins.
Lucy and Maria are not identical twins, therefore they were produced from two separate eggs. Because of this, each twin inherited different genes from the parents. There was no way to predict what skin color the twins would come out with. Nonetheless, this was still a great surprise for everyone.
Even though the twins didn't look anything alike, Donna wanted to dress the girls in adorable matching outfits. From an outside perspective, dressing the girls up in the exact same clothes was a bit confusing as they didn't look at all related. But did they look related to their older siblings?
The twins have three older siblings. They have two older brothers, George and Jordan, who are both a light-brown complexion. They also have an older sister, Chynna, who is the same skin tone as the brothers. In comparison, Maria's skin is very dark while Lucy's skin is very pale.
Differences Outside Skin Tone
“Our brothers and sisters have skin which is in between Maria and I," said Lucy to Daily Mail, "We are at opposite ends of the spectrum and they are all somewhere in between. But my grandmother has a very fair English rose complexion, just like mine."
Maria's eyes are dark brown while Lucy's are blue-green. Lucy gets her beautiful red hair from her Irish descent, while Maria has gorgeous thick tight curls from her Jamaican descent. Unfortunately, Maria wasn't always a fan of her fabulous hair.
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