With their unique and striking features, Lara and Mara Bawar are redefining beauty standards and sending shock waves through the fashion industry. The 11-year-old twins from São Paulo, Brazil, have albinism, is a rare genetic disorder characterized by lack of melanin pigment in the skin, hair and eyes – affecting 1 in 20,000 people around the world.
In 2016, the Bawar 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 twins – as well as their older sister, Sheila, who does not have albinism – to showcase how truly beautiful diversity can be and that “Together we are more than beautiful, we are strong!”
With over 105K Instagram followers, Lara, Mara, and Sheila have since been signed to model for Nike, Insanis, and Bazaar Kids.
Mesmerizing Abino Twins from Brazil
They look like sculptures