Published on February 24, 2014 | by Danil Boparai

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CSM student finds lost twin through social media

Since being reunited via YouTube, the long lost sisters have met four times in the past year [Twinsters]

A Central Saint Martins student has become one half of an internet sensation after a DNA test proved that she had, through social media, found the long lost twin sister she never knew existed.

BA Fashion Design student Anaïs Bordier, 26, who grew up in France, first spotted her New Jersey-raised twin sister Samantha Futerman, now a Hollywood actress, when she clicked on a YouTube video entitled How It Feels to be Adopted…I Am Sam.

She saw someone on the screen who looked identical to her, telling viewers about the difficulties of living in an adoptive family.

The girl in the video said: “I was born in Korea and four months later I arrived at JFK airport, where apparently all babies don’t come from … and I met my family for the first time.”

Bordier subsequently found Futerman on Facebook, and sent her an inquisitive message that read: “My name is Anaïs, I’m French and live in London…About two months ago, my friend was watching one of your videos … and he saw you and thought that we looked really similar. So, I don’t want to be too Lindsay Lohan but I was wondering where you were born?”

Similarities

After exchanging messages, looking at photos of each other, and various Skype calls, there were too many similarities for the self dubbed “Twinsters” to ignore.

Both were born on November 19 ,1987 in Busan, South Korea, and had been adopted through the same agency.

The pair have since met up with each other four times in the past year in London, Los Angeles and Manhattan.

They have now started a Kickstarter campaign – which has raised $83,000 of their $80,000 goal – to fund a documentary that they had been filming in the lead up to the DNA results.

The sisters told ABC News that finding each other was akin to “that feeling on Christmas when you open up the presents; the one you were asking for. It’s that pure feeling of joy – that’s how it always feels.”

 

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