Two Freshmen Floormates Discover They’re Actually Sisters

Mikayla Stern-Ellis and Emily Nappi met as floormates in their freshman dorm. Then they discovered that they’re actually sisters. H/t New Orleans Advocate.

1. According to a story in the New Orleans Advocate, Mikayla Stern-Ellis messaged Emily Nappi last Spring to see if she wanted to be roommates when they both began their freshman years at Tulane the following Fall.

Mikayla Stern-Ellis / Facebook: mikayla.sternellis


2. Mikayla discovered Emily on a Tulane University website meant to help freshmen select their roommates. They both listed themselves as curly-haired California natives who were passionate about theater, and had lesbian parents.

Emily Nappi / Via Facebook: emily.nappi.1

“I was looking at the survey, and I was looking at Emily’s answers and I saw that we had a lot in common,” Mikayla Stern-Ellis told The Tulane Hullabaloo.

3. But Emily already had a roommate, so the girls stayed in touch on Facebook over the Summer.

Emily Nappi / Via Facebook: emily.nappi.1

4. Halfway through the summer, on Father’s Day, Mikayla posted a Facebook status that caught Emily’s eye: “Thank you Colombian sperm donor, for one of my X chromosomes.”

Mikayla Stern-Ellis / Via Facebook: mikayla.sternellis

5. Because Emily’s mothers had also selected a Colombian sperm donor, Emily commented on Mikayla’s status, “Not to be creepy. But kinda think we could have same donor.”

Mikayla Stern-Ellis / Facebook: mikayla.sternellis


6. When they got to school, the girls were roomed in the same dorm, one floor apart, and both got parts in Tulane’s production of “The Vagina Monologues.” Over Thanksgiving break, they both bought the same sweater in different colors.

Mikayla Stern-Ellis / Via Facebook: mikayla.sternellis

7. They found out that they both sleeptalk and sleepwalk, and their mothers both added an extra lock to their front doors to keep them from wandering outside at night.

Mikayla Stern-Ellis / Via Facebook: mikayla.sternellis

8. Over Winter break, both girls talked to their moms about the crazy similarities and showed them pictures of each other.

Emily Nappi / Via Facebook: emily.nappi.1

9. Mikayla’s parents suggested both girls request their four-digit sperm-donor’s number to see if they matched.

Mikayla Stern-Ellis / Via Facebook: mikayla.sternellis

10. Sure enough, the numbers matched. And the girls couldn’t be happier (or cuter).

Claire Brown / The Tulane Hullabaloo / Via

12. So basically, The Parent Trap is real.

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13. Go ahead and weep the happy tears.

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