These Twins Grew Up On Separate Continents. How They Found Each Other Was Amazing!
Anaïs Bordier is a 27-year-old French designer currently residing in London. She grew up in Paris with her loving, adoptive parents. She joined their family as a toddler, having been born in South Korea.
One day, as she lazily browsed YouTube, she came across another young woman who looked exactly like her, but was American.
She took to Google to look up Samantha Furtherman, an LA-based Actress, and found that she was born in South Korea on the same day that she was.
So Anaïs decided to try to get in touch with Samantha. She sent Samantha a message on Facebook. That message read:
My name is Anaïs, I am french and live in London.
About 2 months ago, my friend was watching one of your videos with Kevjumba on youtube, and he saw you and thought that we looked really very similar... like... VERY REALLY SIMILAR... we were making jokes about it etc. (I'm always being violent with people and hitting them too hahaha)
Today, he saw the trailer of 21 & over and told me he saw you again, I then checked your name on the cast, stalked you A BIT, and found out you were born the 19th of november 1987.
I checked more of your videos (which are hilarious) and then came upon how it feels to be adopted... and discovered you were adopted too.
So... I don't want to be too Lindsay Lohan, well... but... how to put it... I was wondering where you were born?
I was born on the 19th of November 1987, in Busan but my papers were made at the Holt Chuldren's Institute, so "officially" I was born in Seoul. My Korean name is Kim Eunwha. I arrived in France the 5th March 1988, so 3 months later.
You can check my Facebook if you want to check the pictures and videos. It's more obvious on videos...
Let me know... don't freak out...
Lots of love
And the rest is history for these twin sisters.
The documentary "Twinsters," directed by Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto, follows the story of these two girls meeting in London, taking a DNA test, and realizing that they actually are sisters.
Without social media, this would not have been possible. The documentary premieres at South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival today, the 15th of March.
Watch the trailer below: