The 18-year-old sisters from Gloucester were born in January 1997 to a half Jamaican, mother, Donna, and white father, Vince, and have very different appearances. Lucy, has straight, red hair, blue eyes and fair white skin, and Maria, has light brown skin and brown, curly hair.
Their mother was reportedly "astonished" when she first saw her daughters after they were born, according to the Daily Mail, with Lucy telling the site, "She had no idea that we were so different. When the midwife handed us both to her she was just speechless."
Lucy and Maria also have three older Siblings, George, 23, Chynna, 22, and Jordan, 21, but none of them are as fair as Lucy. "Our brothers and sisters have skin which is in between Maria and I," Lucy continued. "We are at opposite ends of the spectrum and they are all somewhere in between. But my grandmother has a very fair English rose complexion, just like mine."
It's clear no one has ever had trouble telling them apart. In fact, Lucy said, "No one ever believes we are twins. Even when we dress alike, we still don't look like sisters, let alone twins. Friends have even made us produce our birth certificates to prove it."
In addition to their appearances, they're also very different in terms of their personality. "Shy" Lucy studies art and design at Gloucester College while "outgoing" Maria studies law at Cheltenham College. "Maria loves telling people at college that she has a white twin – and I'm very proud of having a black twin," Lucy added.