Conjoined twins Lori and George Schappell from Pennsylvania were told that they would not live past their 30th birthday.
But they have continued to defy the odds as they recently celebrated their 61st birthday.
George enjoys singing on the stage while Lori is a champion 10-pin bowler.
In a new interview with The Sun, George revealed that even though he was assigned female at birth, he always knew that he was a male.
“I have known from a very young age that I should have been a boy,” George, who was first named Dori, said.
“I loved playing with trains and hated girly outfits. I kept my desire to change sex hidden – even from Lori – for many years.”
After 46 years of keeping her true gender a secret, George decided to open up to his sister and started living as a male.
He revealed that it was difficult but was they were getting older, he “didn’t want to live a lie.”
“I knew I had to live my life the way I wanted,” he added.
After his confession, Lori said: “Obviously it was a shock when Dori changed to George, but I am so proud of him. It was a huge decision but we have overcome so much in our lives and together we are such a strong team. Nothing can break that.”
This comes after Lori revealed that she had several boyfriends and even intimate moments with them.
“I lost my virginity at the age of 23 to my second boyfriend. When I went on dates, George would bring along books to read and, as we don’t face each other, he could ignore any kissing,” she said.
“I don’t see why being a conjoined twin should stop me having a love life and feeling like a woman.”
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