Meet the ‘One-in-a-Millon’ Twins Who Were Born with Two Different Skin Tones
News| | By Margo Gothelf
When a mother from England gave birth to fraternal twins last year she knew they would look different, but not this different. In a rare case of genetic acrobatics, Hannah Yarker and Kyle Armstrong’s twins have beaten the one-in-a-million chances. Anaya has taken exclusively after her mother and her fair complexion while Myla has taken after her father and his mixed-race skin.
“At first, both the girls had a purple tone to their skin, but they looked darker so I assumed they’d both taken after Kyle,” Yarker told The Sun. “But after two weeks, it was clear Myla takes after her dad with dark skin, brown eyes and brunette locks, while Anaya is more of a mummy’s girl with a pale complexion, fair hair and light eyes.” Yarker says her daughters turn heads whenever they are out. She is constantly clarifying that the now 10-month-old girls belong to her and they are in fact twins. “Kyle is mixed-race and I’m white, so from the word go, our friends joked: ‘What would you do if one came out dark and the other was fair?’” Yarker continued. “Laughing it off, I replied ‘I don’t think it’s very likely!’ Now our girls turn heads wherever they go. I can’t walk down the aisle at the supermarket without getting stopped.” Not only do the twins have different looks, but they’ve also started to develop very different personalities. “Myla is always on the move — she’s already crawling, although backwards, while Anaya’s more laid back.” Yarker shared. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. The odds of this event occurring are 1 in 500. Cases like this have appeared before, coincidentally in the United Kingdom as well.
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