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Judging from the way that the fraternal twin sisters laugh and finish each other’s sentences, you might think Megan and Kendall Smith had never left each other’s side.
But, as Kendall told fellow LSU student Morgan Louviere, they started going to separate schools — and leading separate lives — in the third grade.
Megan got into a private school and Kendall didn’t.
Megan says they didn’t really get different “educations” as a result, but getting their education “differently” did make them who they are.