Marcia Biggs and Millie Biggs are twins, but you wouldn’t have known just by looking at them. The pair were born in July of 2006 and their parents say they looked identical when they were first born. Now, more than 11 years later, their differences are much more obvious. The two girls are a million-to-one twin miracle. Millie is dark-skinned whereas Marcia is white with blonde hair.
Their mom, Amanda, has even had to warn the secondary school where they are starting that the two girls really are twins!
The biological twins are a very rare combination of a black and a white sister.
The girl’s dad, Michael, is of Jamaican origin whereas the mother is of a lighter complexion with golden brown hair.
The parents admit that they are regularly stopped on the street and asked if the pair are truly related. They say it is not uncommon for passersby to do ‘double-takes.’
In an interview, Amanda said: ‘I’d be picking them up after school, and the other parents would stop me and say: ‘are they your daughters?’’
‘When I told them that they were twins, they would always be stunned. I notice a lot of people doing double-takes.’
The parents continue to describe how ‘other than the differences in skin tone’ the twins truly are twins since they are extremely alike.
‘They do absolutely everything together, and they’re always making videos of themselves singing and dancing together.’
Michael, the owner of a panel beating business, said that the first two months, the two girls were nearly identical but ‘within a few months, the changes started to happen.’
‘Millie started to suddenly get darker, and we thought that the same would happen to Marcia. The tops of her fingers and her ears started to get darker, which we thought would be a sign of what was to come, but in the end, she just stayed the same.’
Michael also said that the girls like to ‘switch personalities’, they’re always switching personalities – one moment one is quiet and the other is doing a lot of the talking, then after a few months or a year or so they switch back.’
‘It’s like one takes a break and the other takes over.’
As for the girls, Millie said: ‘I am excited to start secondary school. I think that it’s going to be fun to meet some new people and make lots of friends.’
And Marcia: ‘It’s going to be fun to go to a new school. The bit I’m most excited about is going to the lessons. My best friend is Millie because she’s always been there.’