These 100-Year-Old Twins Had a Fabulous Photoshoot That Will Inspire You


Celebrating a birthday is a momentous occasion in general (yes, even as you get older, it’s another year you get to live life and grow and learn…and eat cupcakes). To turn 100, however, is truly a celebration, especially if you happen to turn 100 with your twin. This is what happened to identical twin sisters Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi.

Brazilian photographer Camila Lima had a fabulous and fun photo shoot with the sisters, because why not celebrate that milestone–especially one many people don’t get to experience themselves? Lima echoed this sentiment with Good Housekeeping:

“I had never met anyone 100-years-old, let alone twins! I got in touch with their family and offered the photo shoot as a gift. We were all excited, and they put on beautiful dresses, did their hair and came to the capital to take the pictures.”

As you can imagine, both women have experienced a lot in their lives. For instance, Paulina has six children, 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, while Maria has five children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Paulina has also overcome cancer and two heart-attacks. Clearly, she is a survivor.

Here are some of the awesome photos:

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