Depending on which country you look at, the chances of someone being born with albinism typically ranges from 1 in 3,000 to 1 in 20,000. However, these two girls from Kazakhstan defied the odds. Asel and Kamila Kalaganova were born into the same family 12 years apart and they’re both albinos!

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Kamila is two and her elder sister Asel is 14. But they’re not the only children in the family; their brother Aldiyar is eight, and the boy does have a more conventional Kazakh appearance.

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“People are surprised that we are albino,” said Asel. “Many people do not know what albinos are.”

Her mother, Aiman Sarkitov, was also very surprised when she saw the girl she brought into this world. But then again, even the doctors were. At first, they were even pushing a controversy, suspecting the girl had an ethnically Russian father.

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When Asel was ten, she started modelling. Now, after Kamila’s arrival, there’s even more buzz around the teenager who currently has 33K followers.

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“When I gave birth to my eldest, genetics was not so developed with us,” the mother said. “It is developing only now.”

“The doctors were shocked, and thought that she was Russian. Then I started reading about this matter, I have learned that my children are albinos”

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“At the very beginning, everyone was shocked, surprised. I did not know what to do myself, how to live.” Eventually, Aiman learned that some of her ancestors were albinos.

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