Most of us may find it challenging trying to tell identical twins apart. But for the teachers at a school in the U.K., they haven’t any trouble identifying these two twins.
Twin sisters Marcia and Millie Biggs, one born black, the other white, now aged 11, are about to start secondary school in Birmingham. The twins looked identical when they were born, but soon after, Millie’s complexion became darker and Marcia’s became lighter. Millie had inherited the complexion of her father, who is of Jamaican origin, while Marcia followed after her mother.
With the twins starting school soon, their mom, Amanda, had to inform their teachers that her daughters are twins. “When I told that (people) that they were twins, they would always be stunned. I notice a lot of people doing double-takes,” Amanda explained to SWNS.
“It does get a bit irritating sometimes when you have people stopping you in the street all the time, but then I remember how beautiful they are and how lucky I am to have them, and the irritation goes away,” she added.
Describing the twins’ character, Amanda said: “When they were younger, Millie was always quite shy, but as she’s grown up she’s become a real bossy-boots. She’s very organized and in control, and is often telling Marcia what do.”
“Millie is our little princess, she loves to have clothes related to princess and lots of dolls. She’s obsessed with the color pink as well, just like you’d expect from a little feminine girl. Marcia’s a lot more of a tomboy.”
“They’re both very outgoing and positive, which is wonderful. They’re great to be around, because they always make you smile,” she added.
The twins’ dad, Michael, said that the family isn’t worried about the twins’ differences: “When they were born, they were almost identical. Within a few months, the changes started to happen. Millie started to suddenly get darker, and we thought that the same would happen to Marcia.”
“The tops of her fingers and her ears started to get darker, which we thought would be a sign of what was to come, but in the end she just stayed the same. We never worried about it, though, we just accepted it. I thought to myself: ‘No problem—one black, one white.’”
“Regardless of the color difference, people are able to tell that they’re twins because their features are so similar.”
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