Australian-born Anna and Lucy DeCinque might just be the most ‘identical’ identical twins in the world. The sisters, who were born just one minute apart, share everything – a Facebook account, a job, a house, a car, and even a boyfriend. They have always been inseparable, going to the same nursery, primary and secondary schools. They also enrolled in the same beauty course in college. And as if being naturally identical wasn’t enough, they’ve actually spent over $200,000 on plastic surgery just to look even more like each other.
Anna and Lucy live with their mother in Perth, Western Australia. The two sisters look so similar that even their dad had trouble telling them apart, even though Lucy has a small mole on her cheek and Anna has a scar on her forehead. Our mum has always been able to tell us apart,” said Lucy. “But, our dad, not so much. He would say, ‘Which one are you?’” Their ex-boyfriends struggled to identify them as well, a fact that the sisters had a lot of fun with. “We’ve had fun, especially when we were younger. We would swap boyfriends if we were bored,” said Lucy.
“Like, even on the telephone, if I didn’t want to talk to my boyfriend, Anna would take the phone and pretend to be me. We would play games like that, and the other person never realized. We’ve settled down a bit now.”
And by ‘settled down’, what the sisters mean is that they share one boyfriend and one bed. “We’re dating one boy at the moment,” said Anna. “There are three people in our relationship. We’re sharing.”
“It’s not really weird to us,” added Lucy. “We have one boyfriend and all of us share the same bed. We have the same taste in everything, so obviously we’re going to like the same boy too. We’re all together when we have sex, and if we like the same guy, so be it. For guys, in their hearts and dreams, they want two girlfriends.”
The twins say they never get tired of each other even though they’re always together, never more than a few meters apart. “Of course we argue. When you’re with someone 24/7 you’re going to have arguments and get on each other’s nerves. We always make up, though,” said Lucy. The only time they had a streak of individuality was when they were 12 years old. Anna opted to keep her hair long, while Lucy had it cut short. But that was just an odd occurrence.
When the girls turned 24, they were inspired by Kim Kardashian and had their breasts enlarged from a BB cup size to a DD. That was the same year they lost their father to cancer. Beauty treatments have now become a regular affair for the twins. They go through an extensive joint regime to maintain their looks. They frequently go to infrared saunas, get microdermabrasion and skin peels to keep that mirror image intact. They also follow the exact same diet and exercise routine so their bodies look identical. “We like looking after ourselves, what girl doesn’t?” said Anna.
But it’s not just beauty treatments, the twins love dressing up too. Their wardrobe is almost overflowing with size-8 mini dresses and designer heels. “We never wear the same outfit twice when we go out,” said Lucy. Everything has to be new. When we go clothes shopping, Anna will already know that I like a certain top.” In fact, their tastes are so similar that they’ve even stopped buying each other gifts. “We ended up buying each other the same thing,” said Anna.
It might sound like the sisters are a bit too much into appearances, but they’ve also got a heart of gold. After caring for their father, they applied for a job in aged care – serving meals to the elderly. Luckily, their joint application was accepted so they share the role and also the salary. All the money they earn helps in funding their beauty routine. Given the amount of time they spend taking care of themselves, it isn’t surprising that they get a lot of attention from men.
“When we go out, we get so many guys saying they want to marry the both of us or date the both of us,” said Anna. “And we always have girls coming up and saying, ‘where do you get clothes from?’ They love our style.” But the connection that Anna and Lucy share goes way beyond style. They feel each other’s pain as well. “If Lucy’s at the dentist, I will feel her pain,” Anna explained.
The twins have been warned that their closeness might not be very good for them, especially if one of them gets married or worse, dies. But the twins aren’t really bothered by such thoughts. Lucy said: “We can’t imagine a day when we’re not in each other’s company. And, to be honest, I don’t think that would ever happen.”