Seventeen-year old Lucy and Maria Aylmer look nothing alike, from their hair to their skin color. Seen together, you'd think they were friends or perhaps cousins. Would you believe they're actually sisters? Not just sisters, mind you -- they're actually twins!
Lucy and Maria are children of a Caucasian father and a half-Jaimacan mother. They have 3 other siblings who look like a mix of both parents. The twins are the only ones who seem to have singled out their parents' traits.
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"No one ever believes we are twins because I'm white and Maria is black," Lucy said, according to the World Wide Features. "Even when we dress alike, we still don't even look like sisters, let alone twins. When we met some of our friends for the first time they never believed we are twins and they made us produce our birth certificates to prove that we are actually twins."
According to WebMD.com, fraternal twins develop when two eggs are fertilized by two separate sperms. Normal pregnancies have one sperm fertilizing one egg, which in turn leads to only one baby.
Fraternal twins who have different skin colors are also rare. "The BBC reports that for a biracial couple expecting twins, there is a 1 in 500 chance those twins will have different skin colors," according to the Huffington Post.
Fraternal twins are quite rare, but a number of them have made a name in local showbusiness and in Hollywood, as below:
1. Atasha and Andres Muhlach
Taking after their famous parents Aga and Charlene, Andres and Atasha are recognizable faces on local TV as endorsers of a fastfood chain when they were younger. In recent years, Atasha co-starred in the local theater production of "The Sound of Music," while Andres is a budding musician.
2. Maverick and Cassandra Legazpi
Another pair of fraternal twins with celebrity parents, Mavy and Cassy have Zoren Legazpi and Carmina Villaroel to thank for their good looks. This pair has had numerous endoresements despite their young age, and even graced the December 2013 cover of Smart Parenting magazine with their famous mom and dad.
3. Peyton and Spencer List
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This Disney star from the sitcom "Jessie", and from movies such as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and "he Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" does in fact have a twin brother. Bet you didn't know that!
4. Aaron and Angel Carter
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'90s teen heartthrob Aaron Carter poses in this picture with fraternal twin sister Angel Carter. He also walked her down the aisle on her wedding day last year.