11-year-old twins from São Paulo, Lara and Mara Bawar unique beauty and pale features caught the eye of the fashion photographer Vinicius Terranova who started to work with the young models as part of his own project called Flores Raras (Rare Flowers). “I came across the models in a video. They are incredibly beautiful and talented and that’s why I wanted to work with them. They are self-confident, intelligent and work very well” told the photographer.
The albino twins, whose parents are originally from Guinea Bissau in West Africa, dream of an international acting and modelling careers and their first steps in the fashion system already include Nike, Insanis and Bazaar Kids while their Instagram profile can now counts almost 95K Instagram followers. “We feel albinism is pretty, we love our hair, eye colour and skin tone” says Lara. While Mara added: “Growing up like this was amazing, we love being different and are happy with our unique beauty”.
My point is to analyze how being uncommon is far from being negative.
“A beauty that is not that uncommon but rather rarely perceived while out there every day, ready to be noticed and given its deserved spotlight” said Terranova. “A plea to the power of diversity, it represents the encounter of their sublime beauty.”
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