You are not seeing double. The image you are looking at is really as dreamy as it appears. No Photoshop or optical illusions here. This much andro awesomeness actually came from a single womb. You’ve seen their gorgeous unnamed faces are plastered all over Tumblr for months now and have been wondering “Who are these babes?” Meet German agender twin sensations Anne and Lisa Bosveld. We caught up with recently to reveal a little of the mystery behind this handsome duo.
Anna, Lisa, I have to tell you the Tumblr-verse thinks you both are just out of this world. Tell me where are you from originally?
Lisa+Anne: Originally we are from Amsterdam.
What city do you currently live in? (Please say Toronto)
L : Hahah I currently still live in Arnhem. My girlfriend and I just moved into a beautiful Apartment in the center of Arnhem.
A : I also live in Arnhem in a nice place close to a park.
How old are you both? You know so I can establish if my new crushes are in fact legal ones.
L+A : We’re 20 years old. But soon 21 ! The 11th of August.
(Anna Left, Lisa Right)
Who’s the oldest?
L : I am the oldest, for 30 minutes. That’s a lot of time! I always make jokes that I am the oldest.
A : Yes she older, and yes she likes to tease me with that. In some ways Lisa is older than me, but on the outside people think I am older. I think it’s because I have more than 50 tattoos on my body, people don’t ecxpect that from a 20 year old.
Hold up Anne did you say 50 Tattoos? We need to talk about this!
A: Yes. I got my first tattoo at 15 with Lisa on my left underarm it says : Love reign over me,
it’s the title of a song from the band The Who. I think that my favourite tattoo is one of my tattoos on my stomach it says in Dutch: “If you leave the day after tomorrow, do you stay tomorrow forever”
I think we are all melting a little bit over here! Are you and Lisa identical or fraternal twins?
L+A : To be honest we have no idea. my parents never let it discovered but we both think we are identical twins. We have a lot of similarities in our appearance and also have some of the same intrests. But actually we don’t know.
What’s it like being a twin?
L : I love being a twin. Anne is not only my twin but also my best friend. We are always there for eachother, I trust her eyes closed and I love her with all my heart. We argue and sometimes don’t agree with eachother, but we always respect and stand behind each others decisions.
A : That’s the same for me, Lisa is the most important person in my life and stands by me in good and bad times. She is my twin but also my best friend. I always got her back in every decision she makes.
I’m so asking for a twin this Christmas! You’re both are known for your androgynous appearances in the fashion world. What does the word “gender” mean to you?
L+A : The word Gender, to be honest we just found out the word 8 months ago. The word gender for us means your feeling about how you feel. Boy, girl or both. It doesn’t matter. We think people dont have to make such an issue about their gender, people should just be. Be how they want to be and want to feel.
I completely agree. It’s absurd people make such a big deal about it. Have you always felt/considered yourselves “Androgynous”
L+A : The same as the word Gender, we just found out the word androgynous recently. We never knew it existed before so we really didnt considered ourselves as androgynous. Now that we do know the word, we would say we identify with it.
Ok so you two look a lot alike. That’s no secret! Do people ever mix you up?
L : YES ! A lot of people mix us up. But I really dont care. I am who I am and I am not ashamed for that. More often acctually ( 70 PERCENT of the time) people confuse me for a man, so when someone approaches me as a woman I’m always impressed that they can tell. It’s usually when I get into converstation with people they find out I’m a woman because of my voice. People are always looking at me and wondering if I’m a mar or a woman, they look at me are funny because they can’t figure it out. I hope that one day people won’t care so much to know if I’m a woman or a men but just let me be.
A: For me that’s actually the same, but i don’t really care what other people think. I know who I am, that’s enough for me.
Good for you for both being confident and not letting peoples curiosities about defining and figuring out your gender identity get to you. Your individuality is one of the things that have absolutely captivated us about you both and the images you create. When did you start modelling? Were you discovered? or was it something you both always wanted to do.
L : I started modelling about 1,5 years ago. It was actually never something I wanted to do. I always played soccer when I was younger and I did that until i was 19. I even played in America for a little while. Then one time we got approached by a photographer asking if we wanted to do a little project with her. And here we are.
A : That’s the same for me. It was never really in my head. First I was a boxer and now Lisa is a boxer. Not a really good combination with modelling haha. But she is very good, she delivers the hits. While I never really thought of modelling before, since that little project started it I’m enjoying it a lot.
Next to your obvious smoke show good looks, one of my favourite things about your images is how close you two come across on camera. Are you as close in real life as you appear to be on camera?
L : Yes we are as close in real life as we appear on the picture. We talk to eachother everyday and we see eachother around 4 times a week. Sometimes I just stop by Anne’s place to read a book, talk and drink some tea. We go for a walks and talk about daily life. Sometimes we do movie nights or middays and have dinner, I mostly cook because Anne has… WELL LETS SAY other qualites than cooking. Anne is my best friend. She is hilarious and crazy as hell.
A : We are very very close. Lisa is really my safe haven and I can laugh so hard with her. She listens to all of my stories and I love to listen to hers. We spent a lot of time together and I really love that. She listens to my new pieces of poetry and tells me her honest opinions about the pieces. With Lisa I can just be myself.
You both are adorable! Seriously! Hold up. You are a poet Anne? *Heart Eyes*
A: Yes I like to write poems that describe feelings with someone or a special situation. Actually I like to write about everything but everything is based on love.
Ok. I’m dying. You can write us a poem anytime Lisa! You both are very talented and also incredibly fashionable! How would you describe your personal sense of style?
L : Actually I just get up and grab a shirt and a pants and go out of my appartment. It never takes longer then 4 minutes to decide what I’m gonna wear any day. I wear a lot of my dads clothes. They’re really comfortable. When I have appointments or special occasions I always wear a suit. I feel comfortable in a suit so that what I love to wear. So to describe my sense of style, I have no idea. I just wear clothes I feel comfortable in.
A : My sense of style depends by what kind of day I have. Sometimes I look very fashionable and everything is perfect matching. And other times I really don’t care and wear a cap and the first clothes I see.
What is your favourite piece in your wardrobe right now?
L : Right now my favourite piece in my wardrobe is a t shirt from my dads work. It’s a white shirt but it fits really nice on my shoulders. Actually I have two favourites, my other favorite piece is a long sleeved dark red kind of hippe shirt.
A : My favourite piece in my wardrobe is a very big white blouse. I got it from Lisa and I have no idea how she get that blouse.
Who of the two of your is most interested in fashion?
L : Anne is the most interested in fashion. I like fashion but I know nothing of fashion actually. I just wear clothes that I like and feel comfortable in.
A : I think that’s right, I like fashion a lot. The mixing of clothes. I only wear black and white because I love that combination. But sometimes I like to invent new outfits with different kind of styles and colours.
If you could describe your sense of style in 3 words what would they be?
L+A : Unique, Wanderer, Stylish.
If you could model or be photographed by anyone who would it be?
L : Actually I dont really know by who I would like to be photographed. I like to meet new people and I like to work with a lot of different people.
A : I would like to be photographed by my mom because I think she make such beautiful pictures. You never see my face in them, but that’s okay. It’s about the feeling, the contours have you. She is awesome. Other than that I actually don’t really know, the same as Lisa I love to meet new people and I love to work with new people.
You two are adorable I can’t! Tell me what does the rest of 2016 have in store for the two of you?
L : The rest of 2016, this year I want fight a lot of matches for my kickboxing so that is my main focus. Further I want to read a lot of books. I enjoy reading english literature. This year Anne and are going to be in a documentary about Gender so this summer we are working on that. Further I just want to spend time with the people I love.
A : Well I am going to perform some of my poetry pieces and I might go for to study in the Netherlands to improve my writing. And like Lisa said we are going to work at the new movie. And I want spend a lot of time with the people I love.
Well Anne and Lisa it’s been a total pleasure talking with you both. We do hope you’ll spend more time with us this coming year. You know cause you love us! 😉
Images: Provided by Anne Bosveld @wolfwoodfield
Photo credit: Willa Navarro