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Blue-eyed twin girls may be Philly's next top models

BELIEVE IT or not, those blue-eyed, brown-skinned little girls posing on your Facebook timeline as if they’ve been doing it their whole lives are typical four-year-olds.

Believe it or not, those blue-eyed, brown-skinned little girls posing on your Facebook timeline as if they've been doing it their whole lives are typical four-year-olds. They touch electronics when they're not supposed to. They're easily distracted by snacks. They sing out loud even when their parents are trying to speak. And they want to be princesses when they grow up, though they'll settle for becoming the next future super models or kids'-channel TV stars.

Something sets these North Philadelphia girls apart. Those eyes. Two blue on Megan, and one blue, one dark brown on her twin sister, Morgan. The contrast and uniqueness — blue eyes against brown skin — is striking.

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"I wanted them to get out there because of what they look like," said 27-year-old Stephanie Boyd, the twins' mother. "I've never seen an African-American with blue eyes."

Outside of her own family, that is.

Megan and Morgan's eyes are hereditary. Their mom has two blue eyes. Their grandfather has two blue eyes. And the twins have an uncle and a great aunt with one blue and one brown eye.

Their physician was curious about the girls' unique eye color, especially Morgan's, and sent them to a specialist at CHOP, Boyd said, adding, "They're perfectly fine."

Morgan and Megan, dubbed by their mom the Trueblue Twins, have already scored modeling gigs. They traveled down to Jacksonville, N.C., for a fashion show and met former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Bianca Golden.

They've been scouted by celebrities like "Love and Hip Hop" reality star Yandy Smith, former Mindless Behavior band member Ray Ray and even Wendy Wiliams, whom Boyd said she is waiting to hear back from, for modeling and other publicity opportunities. Not to mention the clothes: Brands send Morgan and Megan scores of clothes to wear, pose in and publicize on social media.

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"Everybody keeps talking about exposure," the girls' father, Lovell Knight, said of his daughters modeling for free. "They got enough exposure to me."

Now, it's time for some paid gigs, the first of which will be an upcoming photo shoot in Toronto for a kids' clothing line.

And to think, all of this spiraled relatively rapidly from simple photo sharing.

Boyd always posted pictures of Megan and Morgan.

"Since they were born," Knight interjected during a recent interview with his wife and daughters. As he spoke, Megan and Morgan paid little attention to the adults in the room. They played with a dry-erase board, conversed between themselves and even played a short game of hide-and-seek.

It wasn't until Camden musician and tattoo artist Deyonte Hunter, who has over 37,000 followers on Instagram and thousands more on Facebook, shared an image of the twins that the girls began to blow up.

"That day they got, like, 2,000 likes," Boyd recalled. The day was Aug. 11 of this year, to be exact, said Boyd's aunt, Ebony Morris.

"I remember," Morris said, "because it was my birthday."

One Facebook user created a picture collage video that Knight proudly boasted had been viewed more than 6.6 million times – though the family wishes different music had been used with the images.

From there, the Trueblue Twins began to appear on celebrity social-media pages, including those of actress Meagan Good and comedian DL Hughley.

"It didn't hit me yet," Boyd said of her twins' newfound fame. The children can't go outside without being recognized. As they walked to their car that October day, a teenager stopped Boyd and said, "Oh my God, you're the twins! You're from Philly?"

Their growing popularity, Knight admitted, sometimes scares him.

But the dramatic catalyst to the twins' future careers couldn't have happened to more willing participants. Boyd never forced the girls to model. They began and continue to do it themselves.

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From taking scores of photos and model walking — Morgan's favorite part — to getting hair done and new outfits — Megan's favorite part — the Trueblue Twins have an uncanny knack and enjoyment of being out front, kissy faces, high-fashion poses and all.

"It's just in them," Morris said. "They were born for this."

And despite their youth — Megan and Morgan were born on June 6, 2011 — the Trueblue Twins have an acute awareness of their newly minted prestige.

"Their teacher sends me text messages like, 'Your kids are in here tripping. They're talking about they're famous and look at me on [sic] NewTube,'" Boyd said, laughing.

"NewTube" is the way the girls pronounce YouTube, where their presences regularly amass thousands of admiring views.

Wherever there's admiration, there's bound to be hate, and the Trueblue Twins' youth hasn't made them immune to negativity online and in person.

"I always tell them not to respond to the negativity," Morris said. "I feel like I have to keep them grounded, because I'm the oldest." Boyd lost her mother and her grandparents in the past 18 months.

"I say, out of 100 people, the negatives are three people," Knight said. And he's ready for them. "When people try to give me negative feedback, I tell them, 'At this moment, I can't elaborate on that.'"

The tight-knit family can elaborate, though, on their dreams for Megan and Morgan's future. For dad, it's all about school. For Aunt Ebony, she's ready to follow the twins wherever the future takes them.

And for mom: "I can see them on Empire."