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I met identical twin sisters Diana and Kristine Petrochenko at the Endless Summer Beach Bash at L2 last week and immediately saw their potential for modeling. Lifeguards by day, and L2 hostesses on the weekends, by night, I assumed they’d never be able to squeeze me in to their schedule for a photo shoot. Much to my surprise they not only had time yesterday, but we’re already planning our second shoot. They’re here in DC for a few more weeks as part of a summer foreign exchange program with their native Latvia, so time is of the essence. I called on bulletproof makeup artist Carl Ray, stylist Christopher G. Johnson, and my very reliable photo assistant Kevin Smoot, for another day of shooting on the fly. Over a 4 hour period from an artist’s alley in Northwest to an electrical supply depot in Northeast, Diana and Kristine never missed a beat. Our final stop: the fountain at Dupont Circle, where locals and tourists flocked to watch the twins in action.