Throughout the girls’ young lives, their mom would dress them in identical outfits. Nonetheless, it did nothing to conceal the difference in their appearances; the two girls didn’t look like sisters, never mind twins. In fact, while they were growing up, the girls struggled to convince people that they were sisters at all.
“No one ever believes we’re twins,” Lucy explained to the Daily Mail. “Even when we dress alike, we still don’t look like sisters, let alone twins. Friends have even made us produce our birth certificates to prove it.” So how did the girls end up looking so different?
The girls’ mom, Donna Douglas, a 49-year-old warehouse worker, is mixed race with Jamaican heritage. Their dad, Vince Aylmer, a 55-year-old scaffolder, on the other hand, is white. To confuse matters further, the girls have three older siblings with an entirely different skin tone.