The American famous dicephalic parapagus twins Abigail Loraine “Abby” Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel were born on March 7, 1990. These conjoined twin struggles were brought in front of the people through media and they rose to fame with shows like the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Life Channel. They have their very own reality series, Abby, and Brittany on TLC.
So we have a list of facts compiled here about them.Read on to know more.
Although they share a single body they have different vital organs. Each twin has a different heart, stomach, spine, lungs, and spinal string.
Each twin is in control of their side of the body, each operating one of their hand and legs.
While Growing up, it was a struggle for them to coordinate and learn how to clap, walk or crawl together.
Each of them has a different style while walking. For instance, Brittany always walks on her tip toes.
The Big Decision
The parents rejected the idea of separating the twins as it might have endangered both of them. Now they are glad of their decision to not separate them as both of them are living happily as conjoined people.
The TV show
At an age of 16, they shot to fame with their own documentary show on TLC.
They are now able to swim, walk, run, drive, type on a computer and cycle with some coordination.
Brittany is passionate about writing while Abby loves Maths.
They both graduated in 2012 from the Bethel University majoring in education.
A Girls Dream
Like, everyone, they hope to settle down and have kids someday.
Although they have embraced the fact of being conjoined for life, they get annoyed when they receive unwanted stares or when people take their pictures without their consent.