In a world that is changing fast, we are starting to become more accepting of each other’s differences. In the past, Albisim was something completely misunderstood. Now, it is being applauded for being the most unique, and as a result, absolutely beautiful aesthetics. A couple in Kazakhstan have been blessed with two beautiful albino children. Now, if having one albino child was rare enough – they had two who were born 12 years apart.
Two Albino sisters
Aiman Sarkitova from Kazakhstan has three children. Her only son is eight years old and is said to resemble his parents greatly. However, her two daughters are quite different. They were born with a rare genetic condition known as albinism. This affects the production of melanin, causing a lack of pigment in their skin, hair, and eyes. Only one in every 20,000 children is born with this condition, making it extremely difficult to conceive an albino child. So, these two sisters are even more rare because they come from the same parents and are born 12 years apart.
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Asel and Kamila have extremely pale skin, that looks like porcelain. Their hair is pretty much white, with just the slightest off-white tinge, and their eyes a pale blue. Their only difference is that there is a 12-year age gap between them. Kamilla is five and Asel is 17 this year.
When their mother, Aiman, gave birth to Asel 17 years ago, she was not familiar with albinism. In an interview with the Daily Mail she said: “When I gave birth to my eldest, genetics were not so developed with us. It is developing only now. The doctors were shocked, and thought that she was Russian,’ recalls Aiman Sarkitova, their mother. Then I started reading about this matter, I learned that my children are albinos.”
They are Models!
Since the world has started celebrating each other’s uniqueness more and more, the media has started following suit. Asel has become a modeling sensation in Kazakhstan and around the world. She is unique in her appearance and beautiful to all. This makes her an eye-catching and memorable person, a perfect addition to any modeling agency. “I am currently working with a local modeling agency,” said Asel. “Since my sister is young, she only plays in commercials suitable for her age. However, I already have projects both at home and abroad.”
“There are too many advertising companies that want to work with Asel. However, since they have albinism, we cannot evaluate every offer. Because Asel cannot stay under the sun for a long time. For this reason, we prefer advertisements to be shot indoors,” said Sisenaliyeva, the girls’ manager.
Albinism in a Nutshell
People born with the genetic condition known as albinism have been born without the booklet that tells their bodies to create specific colors. In other words, their bodies are not equipped with the necessary instructions to produce melanin. In other words, they lack the colors typically seen in humans. This can be seen with their beautifully unique and notorious pale skin and hair. Moreover, even their eyes are affected, ranging from pale blue to pink.
Having an albino child is not easy. In fact, it is extremely rare. In the US, only every one in 20,000 children is born with this pigment condition. So, when Asel and Kamila were born with a whole 12 years between them, it can easily be considered a miracle.
Albinism does not discriminate as it affects people of all ethnic backgrounds. If lacking pigment wasn’t enough, they also have poor eyesight and their skin is extremely sensitive to the sun. “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 said.
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- “Albino sisters born 12 years apart are in demand as models after their appearance caused a sensation in Kazakhstan.” Daily Mail Will Stewart. January 8, 2020.
- “Albino sisters born 12 years apart become modeling sensations.” Newsner. Kevin McKarthy. January 22, 2020