Aly Michalka and AJ Michalka may be known as the duo Aly & AJ, but when it comes to whoever forgets a lyrics, posts a bad photo of the other, and ruins a TV show, there’s a definite choice between the sisters.
Aly & AJ are the cover of StyleCaster’s May 2022 issue, the Festival Edition. “We have days when we can assert our individuality better than others. And then there are days when we don’t really have to be individual,” Aly told StyleCaster in her and Aly’s cover interview about her and her sister’s bond as performers. “We just think like one amoeba.”
In honor of their cover, we played a game of ‘Who’s Who — Sister Edition’, asking Aly and AJ to pick the most likely sister of theirs across various topics. One question that was easy to answer was who their parents’ favorite is. “AJ is definitely the parent’s favorite,” Aly said. “She’s the baby too… She’s a bit cuddlier, cuddlier, she calls out more often.” AJ added: “I tell them, ‘We just landed in New York. Don’t worry, we’re safe.’ Aly is like, ‘What does it matter if they know where we stand?’” To which Aly asked, “Wait, did you do that? Did you text Mom and Dad?” When AJ confirmed she had texted their parents that they were safe and sound in New York for the StyleCaster shoot, AJ replied, “Well, there you go. That’s why she’s a favorite.”
A trickier question was who is most likely to borrow clothes from the other sister and forget to return them. “None of us. We always come back,” AJ said, adding Aly, “We’re almost obsessive-compulsive.” AJ explained, “Because we like to borrow from each other, we don’t want our closets to be overloaded with things that don’t belong to us, so the next day it’s like we’re back… We’re literally a return service.”
Another question that was up for grabs was who is most likely to give up a secret. “I actually think we’re both good keepers if we know it’s a legitimate secret,” Aly said. “A perfect example is that [AJ] know something mysterious about a friend of yours in a fun way, like a project thing.’ AJ added: “It’s an alias. There’s a whole thing. She can’t tell.” Aly continued, “And I know about it, but that’s because I know the friend too, and [AJ] was like, ‘Can I tell Aly?’ And she said, ‘Yeah, that’s fine.’”
One question that was a no-brainer, however, was who is more likely to post a photo of her looking good but the other sister not. “Alie. We’re arguing about this,” AJ said. “I’m like, ‘Excuse me, I’ve got a lazy eye in this. You’re just looking at yourself. Like, girl. Watch both faces.” Aly explained: “Your eye will go to you. We are selfish people.”
Watch the video above to see Aly and AJ play “Who’s Who — Sister Edition” with StyleCaster. Check out StyleCaster’s festival issue and cover story with Aly & AJ here.