Nobody Believes These Biracial Twins Are Actually Sisters!


A set of twins born in Quincy, Illinois, has quickly won over the internet's heart by definitively proving not all twins have to look alike.


These two little girls may have striking differences in appearance, but not only are they sisters, they’re actually twins.

The 9-month-old girls sometimes leave strangers baffled since Kalani Dean has light skin and blue eyes, while Jarani Dean has dark skin and brown eyes.

Biracial fraternal twins seem to each take after one of their parents: Kalani after her mom, Whitney Meyer, and Jarani after her father, Tomas Dean.

And while it’s extremely rare, the BBC reports that interracial couples expecting twins have a 1 in 500 chance that their children will be born with different skin colors.

"We're chromosome twins," Whitney wrote in a photo of the girls on Facebook. "Kalani (on left) is light with blue eyes and Jarani (on right) is the darker one with brown eyes. This is rare but so awesome to share!"

"At first when they were born, I wanted to believe it but it’s so rare I didn’t think it’d happen to my twins!" Whitney says. "But sure enough they’re biracial twins!"

Whitney has been sharing photos of the girls since they were born in April. She says her twins’ distinctions don’t just stop at their appearances.

“Kalani, we call her Lani, is our loud child, She is crawling everywhere and going nonstop,” Meyer said. “[Jarani] doesn’t like to move. She just wants to be held, and she loves to eat.”

“They are my miracle babies.”

Kalani and Jarani were born on April 23, 2016, less than two years after Meyer lost her 2-year-old son, Pravyn, in a drowning tragedy. “They are my miracle babies,” Meyer says. “J looks exactly like her brother did. They are identical. When I look at pictures of J, I see Pravyn.”

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