The 11-year-old albino twins from São Paulo, Brazil have now graced the pages of the most famous international fashion photographers. Lara and Mara Bawar have albinism, a lack of skin and hair pigment which causes uniquely pale features.
Their striking look captured the attention of Swiss photographer Vinicius Terranova. The photographer featured the twins, as well as their 13-year-old sister Sheila, in his latest project “Flores Raras” (“Rare Flowers”). Sheila doesn’t have albinism, but shares the same striking features as her sisters despite the difference in the color of their skin.
Since their big break, the sisters have received modeling deals with Nike, Insanis, and Bazaar kids. In addition, their Instagram has exploded to 6,000 followers practically overnight.
While their skin condition may make them stand out, the twins embrace their difference rather than hide it.
“Growing up like this was amazing, we love being different and are happy with our unique beauty,” said Mara Bawar in an interview with Brazilian media.
And her twin Lara feels very much the same. “We feel albinism is pretty, we love our hair, eye colour, and skin tone,” she added.