They constantly get mistaken for being inseparable best friends, but Lucy and Maira Aylmer are actually a set of biracial twins. People are so skeptical of their relationship that they’ve even had to show their birth certificates to provide proof.
Lucy is a redhead with a fair complexion and Maira has brown hair and caramel toned skin.
According to the Daily Mail, the sisters were born in 1997 to a half-Jamaican mother and white father.
“No one ever believes we are twins because I am white and Maria is black,” Lucy explained. “Even when we dress alike, we still don’t even look like sisters, let alone twins.”
Of course, one of the advantages to looking nothing alike is that no one can confuse them for one another.
“We were in the same class at infant school, but no one ever had a problem telling us apart,” she added. “Most twins look like two peas in a pod — but Maria and I couldn’t look more different if we tried. We don’t even look like we have the same parents, let alone having been born at the same time.”
The Aylmer twins are beautifully unique. See some of their photos in the slide show above.