biracial twins
Biracial Twins Turning Heads in Great Brittain

by Mollie Green

The set of biracial twins in the UK are shocking readers and turning heads because of their completely different skin color.

Born in 1997 to a white father and a half-jamaican mother, Maria and Lucy have always been mistaken for just friends. So much that they have become accustomed to this judgement. They sometimes even have to show their birth certificates to prove that they are in fact twins.

After giving birth naturally, Donna Douglas even had to take a double as she looked at her daughters for the 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.”

Apparently the girls’ personalities and interest differ just as much as their looks. Lucy, who has a very fair complexion with red hair, studies art and design at Gloucester College. Maria, who has brown hair with a caramel complexion, goes to Cheltenham College and studies law and psychology.

Their older brothers and sisters have a skin tone that is between Maria and Lucy’s skin tones. “We are at opposite ends of the spectrum and they are all somewhere in between,”  Lucy said.

Lucy says one of the greatest things about having a twin who looks completely different than her is that people don’t mistake them for one another. “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,”said Lucy.