Rare Biracial Twins Born With Different Skin Colours

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Rare Biracial Twins Born With Different Skin Colours

These twin girls, born with different skin colours, are so unidentical that people don’t believe they’re twins.

Yet, their mum, 25-year-old Whitney Meyer, insists they indeed are.

Kalani and Jarani Dean were born with different skin colors, making them biracial twins.

Meyer is Caucasian and her boyfriend Thomas Dean is African-American. Jarani has brown skin and brown eyes like her dad, while Kalani inherited her mother’s lighter complexion and blue eyes.

However, Ms Meyer said that she too had the same reaction as other people when she saw her daughters, who were born in April last year, for the first time. “I asked the doctor why Kalani’s skin was so white!” Ms Meyer told US Weekly. “I couldn’t figure out why she looked so different to her sister,” she added.


Kalani and Jarani are called fraternal twins, which means that they developed from two different eggs that were each fertilised by a separate sperm cell.

The BBC reported that there is a one in 500 chance that interracial couples expecting twins will have children with different skin colours.

The adorable nine-month-old girls are now turning heads in their hometown of Quincy, Illinois in the US.

Ms Meyer said that ‘no one believes they’re twins.’

“When we go out in public, people will start looking at them because I dress them identical and I can tell they’re confused,” she said.


The couple said that the twin’s birth was a bittersweet moment for them after they lost their two-year-old son, Pravyn, in a drowning accident two years ago, especially that Jarani, who was the darker skinned twin, looks identical to her late brother.

“They are my miracle babies. J looks exactly like her brother did. When I look at pictures of J, I see Pravyn,” she said.

The pair also have a seven-year-old Caucasian brother, Talan.

While they have different skin colours, Ms Meyer said that the girls also have different personalities.

“Kalani is our loud child. She is crawling everywhere and going nonstop. J doesn’t like to move. She just wants to be held, and she loves to eat,” she said.


As the twins have now become social media stars, Ms Meyer now wants to make the girls a symbol against racism and a sign to “love everyone equal.”

“You can’t look at one and not love them both,” she told TODAY. “They’re the same girl, just different colours.”

Mr Dean agreed and said that he wants people to look past their physical difference.

“I hope that a lot of people can see that colour really isn’t a big thing. What’s important is love,” he said. “Mysterious things can happen and life is a blessing.”

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