Second career

With the news that Mars is buying Wrigley’s Gum for $23 billion, there is a rumor circulating that the famous Gynotwins, known for their Disney bling and dedicated antique show shopping, will be hired for the gum and candy companies as the Gyno-mint twins. As this generation’s version of the Doublemint Twins, the bubbly walnut blondes are going to be used to recapture the older audiences that used to chew gum as children, but have long since given it up. But at this stage, the Gynotwins’ second careers are still hush hush, and nothing has been confirmed. Aside from enjoying the act of hunting down treasures, the Gynotwins use antique shopping as an escape from their day jobs. ”We get bad news everyday,” they explained. Just the Friday before the Long Beach Show, they diagnosed a 32-year-old woman with cervical cancer, and a 24-year-old with HIV/Aids. If the diagnosis they deliver is for something that is treatable or in early stages, then it is not as bad, but oftentimes they have to deliver devastating news. Even though it is one of the most difficult things they have to do, the Gynotwins would not trade off that responsibility. ”We’re good at doing it. I feel we’ve developed a real compassion. It’s not cold, it’s not artificial,” they said. “You take 15 minutes before and sit down and really go through it with them.” Shopping at flea markets and buying baubles helps them escape from the seriousness of their work. Doublemint Gum Launched in the United States in 1914, Doublemint Gum is best known for its twin spokeswoman campaigns in 1956. The original “Doublemint Twins” were Jayne and Joan Boyd of Hammond, Indiana, who appeared in advertisements for Doublemint until Joan became pregnant in 1963. The company however continued sporadically to promote the campaign; later “Doublemint Twins” included Patricia and Cybil Barnstable, Cynthia and Brittany Daniel, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Heidi and Alissa Kramer, and Jean (n

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