Identical Triplets Take A DNA Test, But Then The Truth Is Revealed
Bombshell Triple Threat
Destined from birth to be celebrity icons, the Dahm triplets have been in the National spotlight since their teens. Their destiny began in 1977, when Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn came into the world.
The triplets were living the American dream until they found out news that would change their lives forever from taking a DNA ancestry test.
Looks Can Be Deceiving
It is rare to find multiples that exact alike one another. According to an interview from Playboy, the Dahm triplets admitted that their parents used tattoo dots on their bottoms to know who was who. Erica has two tiny black dots, Nicole has one, and Jaclyn got off easy with none.
Growing up Small Town Girls
Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn were raised in a little town that only had about 30,000 people living in it. The three blonde beauties stood out from others around them. Despite being born in a state that is known for its harsh winters, these three seemed destined for the beaches of California.
Growing up looking exactly like your siblings has a certain amount of benefits, but can also be tough. In an exclusive sit down interview, the Dahm triplets admitted that they didn’t have their own identity growing up. Most people referred to them as “you three”, or “the blonde triplets.”
The parents of Erica, Jaclyn and Nicole knew their beautiful girls would shine as models. They landed their first gig when they were 16 years old and were featured on the October cover of the popular Teen Magazine in 1994. Thrust into the spotlight, the triplet’s careers were just getting started.
The triplets had originally decided that they wanted to pursue nursing degrees. While attending the University of Minnesota, Erica came across a flier on campus looking for models to be in the Playboy’s “Girls of the Big Ten” edition.
Stop, Drop, and Triple Roll
Upon their parents’ consent and encouragement, the triplets met with Playboy to discuss the details regarding the shoot. The deal was hot, and the three girls needed to quickly decide if this was the path they wanted to take.
The Power of Three
Jaclyn would later note in an interview with Playboy that taking this career path was something they would never do on their own. Either they were “all in”, or it would not happen. What they didn’t know, is that one day their career would lead to a shocking DNA test.
Triple Centerfold Threat
Modeling for Playboy was just the beginning for these three. In a recent interview, Erica mentioned: “It created the journey that we’re still on. It’s an amazing experience that I will never give up.”
From Modeling to Television
The triplets moved from Minnesota to L.A. and were soon cast to appear on the teen hit show Boy Meets World.
As the girls careers in Hollywood took off, Erica was the first to fall in love. She was introduced to Jay McGraw who also happens to be Dr. Phil’s son. According to Erica, “it was love at first sight.”
The Path Towards a DNA Test
Jay McGraw also happened to be an executive producer for the hit show The Doctors. The Television series is known for having celebrities take part and discuss medical topics geared towards a wide target audience.
Tying the Knot
Erica and Jay tied the knot and got married in 2006. Shortly after settling into their new lives, Jay recommended the triplets appear on The Doctors. Because of their popularity on the show, it was only a matter of time before their huge secret was revealed.
Making regular appearances on the Television show The Doctors brought the triplets back into the spotlight and launched their careers in a new direction, which happened to include motherhood.
Against the Odds
The possibility of Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn getting pregnant around the same time is so great it’s almost unbelievable. This abnormal occurrence would eventually lead to a startling discovery.
A Simple Test
In March of 2017, the triplets were asked to come on the hit show The Doctors once again. The show wanted to do a live screening with the Dahm triplets to investigate the accuracy of DNA tests you can do from the comfort of your home.
Testing for one’s ancestry is growing in popularity as individuals want to know their heritage. Using the triplets on the show to showcase these tests seemed like a no-brainer for the producers.
Putting the DNA Tests to Work
Regardless of the results from the home kit tests, the Dahm triplets have identical DNA. What producers were looking to exploit, was if the tests would report this information accurately. What happened next was completely unexpected.
A Long Way from Home
Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn may have had big dreams when they were younger and living in small town America, but they probably didn’t think being on a medical television show would one day change their lives forever.
The Triple Shocker
Results were in for the triplets, and the initial news concerning their DNA was spot on. The girls were also given a second test to determine their ancestry, and this is when things got interesting.
The ancestry tests showed that the girls all had European heritage, yet the results varied up to 10 percent between the three triplets. Erica showed more English while Nicole and Jaclyn produced results from an Irish, German, and French backgrounds.
The End Results
“It’s shocking!” the triplet’s declared at the same time. ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors states that while genetic testing has come a long way, “We’re not to a place yet where you can just spit in a cup and have every single answer that you’re looking for.”