Two sisters have caused a stir in their home country of Kazakhstan and raised questions about who their real father was.
Asel and Kamila Kalaganova were born 12 years apart and are now in high demand as models in their homeland.
Asel (15) and Kamila (3) are two of five children in a Kazakh family, including another sibling, Aldiyar (9), who is not . Despite their circumstances, the two young girls share many physical traits with Kazakhs.
“People are surprised that we are people,” said Asel. “Many people do not know what s are.”
When she was born, her mother, Aiman Sarkitova, 38, was astounded, and physicians almost created a controversy by believing the girl had an ethnically Russian father.
“Genetics was not as developed with us when I gave birth to my eldest,” the mother explained. “It is developing only now.”
“The physicians were taken aback and assumed she was Russian. Then I began reading about the subject, and I discovered that my children are s.”
“At first, everyone was taken aback and startled. I was at a loss about what to do with myself, how to live.” Aiman eventually discovered that several of her forefathers and mothers were s.
When Asel was ten, she started a photo model career. Now, after Kamila’s arrival and their stunning family photos, there’s even more buzz around the teenager who currently has 33K followers.
Because most s have pale skin, it’s critical that they avoid sun damage to their skin and eyes. The girls are aware of this and are taking measures as a result.
“If I go outside in the afternoon, then I definitely apply sunscreen, put on clothes to protect my skin, headgear, or use an umbrella,” Asel explained. “In the evening, when there is almost no sun, it’s much easier for me.”
When she was younger, Asel attended a special school for handicapped children. Later, however, she transferred to a regular one.
“She studies perfectly well,” her mom said. “s do not differ much from other children, only their hair, eyelashes, eyes, and skin color.”
“At first, it was difficult, of course, the children stared at her. Now she feels good, we do not limit her to anything.”
Aiman said that her son’s skin looks exactly like his father’s: “He is dark-skinned, a real Kazakh.”
Aldiyar had no doubts about his older sister, but after the second one was born, he began to raise his eyebrows.
He began to say: ‘Mum, why are they like that? Why am I not like them, not like my sisters?’”
Aiman gave her son all the answers and now he definitely sees his family as one. “He realizes that people are looking at the girls, and even begins to boast, proudly telling people about his unique sisters.”