Lara and Mara Bawar aren’t your typical supermodels, but their distinctive looks are causing a stir in the fashion world. Albinism is a disorder that affects a lack of skin and hair color, and the 11-year-old twins from So Paulo, Brazil, embrace it wholeheartedly.
The Bawar twins’ distinctive pale looks drew the attention of Swiss photographer Vinicius Terranova, who currently resides in So Paulo, in 2016. Terranova shot the twins – as well as their elder sister, Sheila, who is not albino – as part of a personal project called Flores Raras (“rare flowers”) to highlight how adorable difference can be. Lara, Mara, and Sheila have subsequently earned modeling contracts with Nike, Insanis, and Bazaar Kids and amassing about 6000 Instagram followers.
#1 These 11-year-old albino twins are stunning despite their condition.
#2 Lara and Mara Bawar, both 11, were born in So Paulo, Brazil, to Guinea-Bissau parents.
#3 In 2016, Swiss photographer Vinicius Terranova, based in So Paulo, noticed their unusual pale characteristics.
#4 Terranova shot them for a personal project named Flores Raras (Portuguese for “rare flowers”).
#5 About the project, he remarked, “My work expresses the beauty in variety and tangible and metaphorical extensions of empowerment.”
#6 The twins have now been contracted to model for Nike, Insanis, and Bazaar Kids.
#7 “We like our hair, eyes, and skin tone,” Lara told Brazilian reporters.
#8 “Growing up like this was fantastic, we enjoy being different and pleased with our unique beauty,” Mara continued.
#9 Sheila, 13, is not albinic but has been signed to model alongside her siblings.
#10 To Sheila, the gorgeous family’s newfound fortune means “valuing our beauty’s distinct aspects.”
#11 The three sisters already have over 6000 Instagram followers, which will certainly rise as other designers discover them.
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