"Because my name is Tia, a lot of people will just assume her name is Tamera, because of 'Sister, Sister,'" Tia Smith told the Sun-Times.
“People don’t necessarily care about getting to know you, or knowing your name,” Tyra Smith said. “Some people will just know you as the twin. When you’re in a classroom environment and people don’t bother to learn your name, that’s not the best.”
Although they will be going their separate ways in the fall, it won't diminish their connection.
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“I feel like Tia understands me the best in the world," Tyra Smith said. "That’s the best thing about being a twin."
"I was glad it was both of us," Tyra Smith told "Good Morning America." "We really worked together in order to be where we were. It was the last thing we could do together in school before we have to leave each other."