LITTLE ROCK When 17-year-old Sam Setian dyed her hair black as a way to go an inky incognito from her twin sister, Nik, younger by a very crucial 22 minutes - not least of all to their mother, Rhonda, who by the tenth in-between minute had begun to question her natural-childbirth decision - the stakes were a little higher than with most acts of one sister un-twinning herself, as Kyle Brazzel reports in Wednesday's Family section.
Sort of like the Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana split-personality if the scenario were crossed with the Doublemint twins. Nik and Sam, as the Arkansas sisters are known professionally, are in one iteration hometown girls known to jump in their Land Rover and make quick trips into town from the 15-acre horse- and dog-roamed Setian homestead tucked down an unmarked gravel road in small-town Dover.
But, like the girl in the Hannah Montana side of the mirror, they also happen to be, thanks to a long-gestating contract with Warner Music that looks likely to finally yield a polished radio-friendly country album within the next year, secretly famous, or at least secretly about-to-be-famous.
Hence the hair-color change: While Nik retains the pair's natural eternal-spring-break blond highlights, Sam has gone emo dark, a pre-emptive strike against pigeonholing as twins first and artists second.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.
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