Australian twins Anna and Lucy DeCinque have spent nearly $250,000 on plastic surgery to make themselves look identical.
The surgery has included lip fillers, breast implants, tattooed eyebrows and eyeliner, laser treatments and microdermabrasion, reports the Daily Mail.
However, in an interview with New Idea magazine, the sisters now say they "regret it all" and want to return to a "more natural and healthy look," confessing that what they "thought was pretty... we find ugly now."
The twins had a change of heart about their plastic surgeries after they were diagnosed with body dysmorphia, for which they are now taking antidepressants.
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According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, "people who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) think about their real or perceived flaws for hours each day."
The organization explains how serious the disorder is:
They can't control their negative thoughts and don't believe people who tell them that they look fine. Their thoughts may cause severe emotional distress and interfere with their daily functioning. They may miss work or school, avoid social situations and isolate themselves, even from family and friends, because they fear others will notice their flaws. They may even undergo unnecessary plastic surgeries to correct perceived imperfections, never finding satisfaction with the results.
Speaking on behalf of her sister, Lucy DeCinque said, "We're ashamed about what we did to ourselves, but we're owning it and embracing our diagnosis." But they have not yet given up their extensive skincare regime, which includes face masks, leg masks, body scrubs and body brushes. "We look for flaws in each other every day," added Lucy.
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The buxom twins first gained fame last year with their YouTube videos, in which they revealed their intention to marry the same man. The lucky guy is an electrician named Ben Byrne, whom they met on Facebook. "We've been with him for five years so he's twinning and winning," they said in the video.
In other videos, they revealed details of having cosmetic surgery on their breasts, and other enhancements that have made them look more alike. They also divulged their desire to be pregnant simultaneously, explaining that “our bodies need to be the same.”