Maria Pignaton Pontin & Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi are twin sisters from Brazil who have seen and done a lot in their lives.
They are from Ibiraçu, in the state of Espirito Santo in northeastern Brazil. Paulina lives in Jo*o Neiva, whereas Maria lives in Aracruz.
They accepted a free photo session from a Brazilian photographer before their 100th birthday party on May 24.
“I’d never encountered someone over 100, much fewer twins!” Camila Lima, a photographer who provided the photo session as a gift to the family, spoke with Vintage News.
“This is a moment that should be immortalized,” Lima reasoned after watching a local television report about the twin sisters. Lima was taken aback by the narrative that she offered the twin sisters a complimentary photo shoot.
Lima stated that she adores the elderly and photographs them for a year. “Because I photograph a lot of young couples, my love for photographing old couples motivates my young couples,” she noted.
She shot senior individuals of all ages for a long time. Still, Maria and Paulina “were the only ones who did not complain about exhaustion” or limits of any type, according to her.
For a professional picture shoot, twin sisters dressed up, fixed their hair, and applied makeup. “We were all ecstatic,” the photographer explained.
According to Lima, the girls were “enthusiastic and delighted” during the encounter.
They were willing to comply with her requests, and she stated that the photo shoot was enjoyable for them.
The birthday parties for the sisters’ children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were held in their homes.
Maria Pignaton Pontin is the mother of five children and the grandmother of twelve grandkids, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
According to the photographer, Paulina had previously suffered from a variety of health issues, including bowel cancer and two heart attacks. Doctors had given up hope that Dona Paulina would overcome her health issues, but she did.
Dona Maria, her sister, hasn’t suffered the same health issues as Dona Paulina. Maria’s son, Carlos Pontim, described her as a happy person who, along with his aunt, has remained active and healthy to this day.
“When one of them is in difficulty, the other despairs; when they are prosperous, they cannot agree on anything, yet they cannot live apart,” Lima explained to the Vintage News.
Even though both kids were born on May 24, the celebration was planned four days earlier. The party drew over 100 guests due to the size of their family.
Maria and Paulina are both up and have been strolling around the neighbourhood for hours. Carlos informed Gazeta Online that his mother recently attended a wedding and stayed at the reception until 2 a.m. He hopes they are valued by the rest of the family as much as they appreciate themselves.
Marie and Paulina are not the world’s oldest female twins. Raymonde Saumade and Lucienne Grare (née Wattebled) are the world’s oldest people, according to Guinness World Records. They were born in France on September 23, 1912.