Julia and Sofia were six years old when they first met in their hometown of Stockholm, Sweden. By the time they were 10, Julie and Sofia were wearing the same outfits and matching their looks as much they could.
The best friends were soft-spoken and rather insecure, but they always had each other.
Julia and Sofia decided as tweens that they didn’t want to just fit into a box like they were expected to. They say their peers in Sweden tend to keep to their traditional looks, which typically means blonde hair, fair skin and slender frames. Their families wanted them to stay natural as they got older, but Julie and Sofia said they had no self-confidence. They wanted their fun and bubbly personalities to shine through their outer appearance.
At around age 14, the girls dyed their hair black, started lifting weights on a regular basis to gain strength, and began enhancing and plumping their facial features.
Today, these “sisters by heart” are 20 years old and people assume they’re…