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

Lara and Mara Bawar are not your average photo models, but their striking appearance is sending shockwaves through the fashion industry. The 11-year-old twin girls from São Paulo, Brazil, have albinism, a condition that causes a lack of skin and hair pigment, and they embrace their unconventional beauty to the fullest.

In 2016, the Bawar albino twins‘ unique pale features caught the eye of Swiss photographer Vinicius Terranova, who now lives in São Paulo. As a personal project now known as Flores Raras (“rare flowers”), Terranova photographed the beautiful girls – as well as their older sister, Sheila, who does not have albinism – to showcase how truly stunning diversity can be. Lara, Mara, and Sheila have since been signed to model for Nike, Insanis, and Bazaar Kids, not to mention the fact that they’ve also bagged almost 6000 Instagram followers.

Check out the fabulous albino model family below: just remember to pick your jaw back up off the floor when you’re done with these beautiful photos.

More info: Instagram (h/t: Bright Side)

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

Image credits: Vinicius Terranova

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

Image credits: Vinicius Terranova

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

Image credits: Vinicius Terranova

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

Image credits: Vinicius Terranova

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

Image credits: Vinicius Terranova

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

Image credits: Vinicius Terranova

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

Image credits: Vinicius Terranova

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

Image credits: Vinicius Terranova

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

Image credits: annapmm

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

Image credits: Vinicius Terranova

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

Image credits: Vinicius Terranova

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Cuddles
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They're beautiful...but the fashion industry is not a good place for children :(

Chase Howard
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I totally agree, far too corrupt too quickly

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Kristine Moe
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why aren't their eyes open / showing in any of the photos? Only little slits - never looking into the camera? Just curious.

Beth Scott
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

possibly because the bright light of the camera flash is painful. Their eyes would be extremely sensitive to light without the protection of the pigmentation that we have.

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Cuddles
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They're beautiful...but the fashion industry is not a good place for children :(

Chase Howard
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I totally agree, far too corrupt too quickly

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Kristine Moe
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why aren't their eyes open / showing in any of the photos? Only little slits - never looking into the camera? Just curious.

Beth Scott
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

possibly because the bright light of the camera flash is painful. Their eyes would be extremely sensitive to light without the protection of the pigmentation that we have.

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