Lucy (L) and her twin sister, Maria Aylmer (R)

*Nope, they look nothing alike.

One looks straight up white, and the other, black no doubt, or mixed even.

So its probably no surprise that these two siblings – Lucy  and her twin sister, Maria Aylmer – from the  United Kingdom born to a white father and black mother, stun people that don’t know them because they look nothing alike and are often mistaken as just friends, the New York Post reports.

The girls have had to go so far as produce their birth certificates in order to prove that they are related.

“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.”

After giving birth naturally, the twins’ mother, Donna Douglas, did a double-take as she looked at her daughters for the very first time.

“It was such a shock for her because obviously things like skin color don’t show up on scans before birth,” Lucy said. “So she had no idea that we were so different. When the midwife handed us both to her, she was just speechless.”

And when it comes to the girls’ personalities, they are nearly as different as their looks.

Lucy, who has red hair and a very fair complexion, studies art and design at Gloucester College.

Maria, who has brown hair with a caramel complexion, studies law and psychology at Cheltenham College. They have three siblings, who all have mixed skin color.

“All our older brothers and sisters have a skin color which is in between Maria and I,” Lucy said. “We are at opposite ends of the spectrum and they are all somewhere in between.”


“No one ever believes we are twins because I am white and Maria is black,” says Lucy.

Read more at NY Post.