Lucy and Maria AylmerThere are somethings in this world that based on out own human biases many of us are unable to explain. We always expect that when a white man and a black woman, or a black man and a white woman have a baby together that they would always look ‘mixed’ with the curliest hair known to man.

The truth is when genes mix, magic actually happens and there are no guarantees on how a person might look even based on historical beliefs.


8 years old

Lucy And Maria Aylmer are twins, one is black and the other is white, they recently shared their story and it went viral.

The girl’s mom Donna is black, half Jamaican and their father Vince is white. Lucy who on the left in the above picture said her mother was in total shock when the twins were born.

 Lucy and Maria Aylmer

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

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

“Even when we dress alike, we still don’t even look like sisters, let alone twins. When we’ve met friends for the first time they never believe we are twins and they have even made us produce our birth certificates to prove that we are actually twins.”

“We are proud of the fact that we are each other’s twin sister,” she added. “Maria loves telling people at college that she has a white twin – and I’m very proud of having a black twin.”

Both girls are now in College pursuing individual degrees and they have taught the world one thing, at the end of the day we are all just human.