The Girls Become Stars

When the Hensel twins turned 16, they agreed to appear in a documentary for TLC. The broadcaster eventually gave them their own show, called Abby and Brittany, which premiered on Aug. 28, 2012.

The series followed them on many of their milestones.

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For example, on their 16th birthday, Abigail and Brittany passed their driving test with a mind-boggling feat of teamwork.

“Yeah, learning to drive was crazy. Abby gets road rage,” said Brittany, laughing at her sister.

“That’s not true,” Abby retorted.

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Their mother, Patty, conceded that driving could have been a problem for the girls.

“I don’t know what would happen if they got pulled over for speeding,” she said. “Would they each get a ticket or just Abby because it’s her foot on the accelerator?”

That’s a fair question!

Although the twins have been able to surmount so many challenges in their young lives, nothing had prepared them for what came next…