Amy, Laura, and Jan—triplets—had been struggling with an identity crisis for 27 long years. The sisters looked so similar that even their father had a hard time telling them apart—constantly getting the girls mixed up—and this lack of individuality plagued them their entire lives.
“Growing up, our parents put us in different colors—pink, yellow, and blue,” said Jan.
In home videos, their father called the girls the wrong names time after time after time. It wasn’t both the parents though.
“I could tell them apart from day one,” their mother said.
And it wasn’t all bad.
“Growing up as a triplet, you always have someone there with you,” Jan said. The sisters were never without a supportive friend, and ended up even going to the same college and joining the same fraternity, all graduating with business degrees.
But after nearly three decades of confusion, they determined they needed to change.
“I think it’s time to do our own thing because we’ve always been known as the triplets,” Laura said. “I’m excited to be able to get my own individual look.”
Rachel Ray, host of her own show, invited the triplets on for a makeover—and brought on the Kardashians’ stylist to do the job.
None of them had ever changed their hair color, and they never discussed changing their image, but once it came up all three of them readily agreed it was about time.
Celebrity stylist Monica Rose wanted the new identities to be a surprise, and when the triplets’ makeovers were revealed, none of the sisters had seen the other sisters’ looks.
I think Rachel’s face says it all.
Laura, on the other hand, became a blonde.
“Oh, I feel great. I love it,” Laura said.
And Jan’s look was completely one of her own.
“I love [the looks],” Amy said. “They’re completely different from what we would’ve worn before.”