The Utterly Unique Albino Twins Have Stunned the Internet
BY SUSAN JOHNES
The definition of beauty has changed as more diverse ages are being represented in the media. Two Munchkins from Brazil have broken the industry standards.
Eleven-year-old São Paulo-based twins Lara and Mara Bawar have a unique appearance that pushes against the fashion industry’s typical beauty standards.
Bawar sisters have albinism, a genetic condition that causes the partial or complete absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes. They rose to fame after photographer Vinicius Terranova used them as models for his project, Flores Raras (Rare Flowers).
The project aimed to celebrate the diversity of beauty. In a recent interview, Terranova explained how the unique look of the two twins inspired him. “I came across the models in a video. They are incredibly beautiful, and talented and that’s why I wanted to work with them. They are self-confident, intelligent and work very well.”
After modeling for the project, Lara and Mara captured the attention of huge brands such as Nike, Isanis, and Bazaar Kids. The twins, together with their older sister Sheila, have signed on to model for these companies, and have gained a decent following on Instagram.
With their captivating appearance, it’s no surprise to learn that these 11-year-old girls from an ordinary Brazilian family have caught the interest of famous photographers. Lara and Mara have a sister, Sheila, who lacks albinism.
These girls have expressed in their unique way just how diverse, majestic, and perfect beauty can be. The pair adorable albino twins have proved to the world that things don’t have to be colorful to be memorable.
Albinism can be defined as lack of melanin pigment in the skin, eyes, and hair which protects from the sun’s ultraviolet. Albinos are people suffering from albinism. They are vulnerable to medical complications and social discrimination in the world.
The chances of a child being born with albinism are minimal with statistics showing a probability of 1 in 17000 twins. It is almost impossible to imagine how little the likelihood for someone to give birth to albino twins.
Did you know that mothers of twins may live longer? Women who gave birth to twins were robust and healthy. Therefore, they were likely to live long lives.
Scientists have argued that twins could be an evolutionary adaption in which moms take the chance to pass on double their genes at once.
About 25 percent of identical twins develop facing each other directly. That means that they become accurate reflections of one another. They might be right and left-handed and have birthmarks on opposite sides of their body.
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