Albino Twin Bloggers at Jefferson's Fashion Program Win Over Instagram
Identical twins Rosemary and Christina Alubankudi Ajiboye have a message for everyone in the world: “Embrace your skin, embrace your beauty.”
The 24-year-old albino twins from New York have recently completed their master’s degree in Global Fashion Enterprise at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), and want to inspire people to be proud of the skin they were born in through their love for fashion.
Rosemary and Christina were born with the rare genetic condition albinism, which is caused by a partial or complete lack of melanin, the pigment which gives hair, skin, and eyes their color.
“Our big message would be to just use fashion to enhance yourself and conquer your confidence and be the best person you could be,” Christina says.
While Christina and Rosemary are confident now, the young ladies say that being different hasn’t always been easy, and that they were teased in school. But everything changed when they entered college and met more open-minded people.
“As you grow, and you start learning about yourself, you will start loving yourself and know you’re different and have something to offer as well,” Christina says.
In future, the twins aim to start their own fashion brand to show more of albinism in the industry.
“At the end of the day there is not one type of beauty, there are multiple types of beauty,” Rosemary says. “The meaning of beautiful to me is somebody that embraces themselves and is comfortable in their own skin, and embraces the imperfections that God has given them.”