Born in 1997. One has straight ginger hair, a fair complexion and deep blue eyes. The other has masses of curls, far darker skin and her eyes are a sparkling brown.
With such opposing looks it’s hard to believe this striking pair are sisters. But they are much more than that, they are twins. The girls were born with radically different colouring thanks to a quirk of their mixed-race parentage.
Lucy and Maria Aylmer’s mother Donna is half Jamaican and their father Vince is white, and together they managed to produce one white twin and one black twin.
They have both lived their lives managing to convince people that they are twins. Dailymail reports that, their parents separated few years after they were born. Their mum said the scan never revealed their colours and she was shocked when the midwives presented them to her.
The girls, now 18, says they have had to prove they were twins by showing most of their friends their birth certificate, lol.