Getting pregnant with twins is a joy only a couple who is or has been pregnant with twins can understand. It’s a surprise, it’s pleasant, and a shock-factor wrapped in one curveball you didn’t see life throwing at you.
The bigger shock is finding out that the twins don’t look alike at all. In fact, everything between them is so contrasting, one will not take them for siblings.
A biracial couple having fraternal twins with a different skin color can happen.The biracial twins – Lucy and Maria Aylmer were born to Donna and Vince Aylmer on January 16, 1997, in Gloucester, England. Vince and Donna were expecting their fourth child when they got a surprise that they might be expecting their fifth one as well.
While they were growing up, the parents divorced and co-parented them the best way they could. Vince is full caucasian while Donna is half Jamaican.
The couple expected to have two mixed tone kids but instead, they got two babies of an entirely different skin tone.
Maria and Lucy are not identical twins. They were produced from two different eggs and hence, they do not have the same genetic components.
The similarity to older siblings.
The twins have two older brothers – Jordan and George who have a light brown complexion and a sister – Chynna who is also of the same complexion as her brothers. In opposition – Lucy’s skin is extremely pale and Maria’s skin is very dark.
Opposite ends of the spectrum.
“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.”
They demanded their mother to stop dressing them in the same clothes when they were 7 because they looked nothing like each other.
We don’t look alike. So why should we have to wear the exact same thing?” said Lucy.
All grown up.
The duo is now all grown up and have entered the phase of turning into beautiful young adults. Lucy is a rocker chic embracing the edginess of her personality while Maria sticks to a clean-cut look.
Maria is not scared to go up to people for a chat while Lucy is an introvert. “I love meeting people. I’m not scared to approach people,” says Maria and Lucy mentioned, “I’m terrified of going up to random strangers”.
The plausibility of different skin color in twins.
“By virtue of chance, one twin can inherit more DNA from a specific parent in contract to its co-twin, and that DNA can code or translate for things like skin color and eye color,” said Dr. Angela Bianco of Mount Sinai Hospital. “This is a pretty rare occurrence to have two twins that look very different, but it certainly can happen with biracial couples, but it’s really just a matter of chance.”
Now that the twins are 18, they are not only beautiful but their bond is going stronger as well.