Anaïs Bordier was born in Busan, South Korea but grew up in France. She came across a YouTube video of Samantha Futerman and was shocked by the similarities between herself and this strange American girl. She decided to contact Samantha and the two started chatting online and soon learned they shared a birthdate and birthplace. They decided to meet and performed a DNA test that confirmed that they were identical twins.
The YouTube video was a trailer which meant the actress (and doppelgänger) would likely have an IMDB profile. Anaïs was right, and when she brought up her profile it said Samantha was born on November 19, 1987 in South Korea. The date matched Anaïs’ birth certificate.
Could they actually be twins? The idea consumed her. Anaïs spent a long time composing a message to Samantha, telling her to compare their Facebook profiles and pictures. Samantha quickly replied, sending a picture of her birth certificate that said they were born in the same clinic on the same day.
The two quickly started chatting online; sharing pics, skyping and marvelling at how similar they were. The connection was instant and powerful. Samantha realized immediately that the story was special and began to document all of their correspondences.