Donna and Vince were so excited when Donna’s sonogram revealed they were having twins. But when Lucy and Maria were born in 1997, everyone in the delivery room did a complete double take.
Though the twins were born to the same mother and father, Maria was born with a caramel complexion, brown eyes, and curly brown hair. Lucy was born with pale skin, fiery red hair, and blue eyes.
At first glance, one would think these girls were best friends and not twin sisters. Incredibly, they’re both!
Vince is white and Donna is half-Jamaican, and while Lucy and Maria have three other siblings — all with similar skin tones — the twins were somehow born at opposite ends of the spectrum.
As Lucy and Maria grew older, they were no strangers to odd glances, rude comments, and bullying from their peers. The sisters say no one ever believes they’re actually twins; friends have even made them show their birth certificates to prove it.
While Donna started out dressing them in matching outfits like other twins, the girls’ individual styles and personalities began to shine through by the time they were 10.
Today, Lucy and Maria’s story has inspired and fascinated millions of people from all over the world.
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