TLC has given us reality TV shows about strange addictions, extreme couponers, and pint-size pageant queens. But it may top itself later this month with "Abby & Brittany," a look at the lives of conjoined twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel, who have miraculously survived to the age of 22 despite sharing one body fused together at the torso.
Abby and Brittany were born back in 1990, the doctors told their
parents they most likely wouldn't survive the night. (One in 40,000 twin
births are conjoined, and just one percent of those make it to the age
of one.) But they defied the medical odds by not only surviving, but
thriving. At six years old, the twins
were featured on Oprah and appeared on the cover of Life magazine, but
since then, parents Patty and Mike have raised the twins out of the
media spotlight in rural Minnesota, giving them a chance at a normal
the most shocking thing about "Abby & Brittany" is how normal the
girls are. They do share a body (with Abby controlling the right side
and Brittany the left), but the girls have two very distinct
personalities; as Brittany says, "Believe me, we are totally different
people." They've worked together to earn a drivers' license and graduate
from college, and now are getting ready to enter the job market and see
the world with their friends... with reality TV
cameras following their every move.
Wow amazing!! Just can't wait for their show..