Wednesday , 26 April 2017

Albino Twins From Brazil Are Taking The Fashion Industry By Storm With Their Unique Beauty

These 11-year-old twins have albinism, a condition which causes skin and hair to lack pigment – and they’re unbelievably gorgeous


Lara and Mara Bawar, both 11 years old, were born in São Paulo, Brazil, to parents originally from Guinea-Bissau in West Africa

In 2016, their unique pale features caught the attention of Swiss photographer Vinicius Terranova, who lives in São Paulo

Terranova photographed them as a personal project, which he later titled Flores Raras, meaning “rare flowers” in Portuguese

“My art represents the beauty in diversity and both the literal and symbolic extensions of empowerment,” he wrote of the project

The twins have since attracted major attention in the fashion industry, and have been signed to model for Nike, Insanis, and Bazaar Kids

“We feel albinism is pretty, we love our hair, eye colour and skin tone,” Lara told Brazilian media

Her sister Mara added that “growing up like this was amazing, we love being different and are happy with our unique beauty”

Their 13-year-old sister, Sheila, does not have albinism, but has also been signed to model with her younger siblings

“We like to see our beauty being valued by its unique aspects,” Sheila said of the fabulous family’s newfound success

The 3 sisters are now pushing 6000 followers on Instagram, a number likely to grow as more designers scoop them up