Sept. 29 2015 01:21 PM

Grand Ledge twins compete in the finale of 'Twinning'


TUESDAY, Sept. 29 — A pair of Grand Ledge twins have a chance to take home a $222,222.22 payday tomorrow night.

Shawn and Claire Buitendorp, identical twins and Grand Ledge natives, are competitors on the inaugural season of VH1’s “Twinning,” a reality TV competition where sets of twins compete as a team in a variety of mental and physical challenges.

The pre-taped finale airs tomorrow night, and the twins are hosting a viewing party at East Lansing’s Hopcat. The event will include a cocktail hour starting at 9 p.m. followed by the finale viewing at 10 p.m.

The Buitendorp twins studied fashion and business at Lansing Community College and University of Michigan-Flint before moving to New York to work with fashion icon Betsey Johnson. They have launched their own signature fashion line, Shock and Awww.

“Twinning” finale viewing party

With Claire and Shawn Buitendorp

9 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, Sept. 30


21+ after 10 p.m.


300 Grove St., East Lansing

(517) 816-4300,