A Mississippi baby left doctors and her mother in awe after she was born with totally white hair.
Devina Smith was born with the snow-colored hair, and photos of the baby have gone viral over the years.
According to the Daily Mail, doctors diagnosed her with partial albinism, which is a rare inherited condition.
Her mother, 27-year-old Jessica Smith, uploaded the photos of the girl that have been viewed thousands of times on social media, with some people claiming they photos were photoshopped.
Smith and her doctors said that the photos, in fact, weren’t digitally altered. The girl’s condition is inherited and is caused by a lack of pigment in her eyes, hair, skin.
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Many people claimed the child bore a resemblance to “Game of Thrones” character Daenerys, played by Emilia Clarke, due to her pure white hair.
The rare condition affects about five people in 100,000 in the United States and Europe, the Mail noted.
According to WMC Action News, a tragic story accompanies the child: her father was a U.S. Army soldier, Sgt. Kyle Clayton Thomas, who died during a training exercise.
“I hadn’t seen a baby like that before–others were blond, but not white,” her mother said. “I think it makes her extra special.”
Smith said that a doctor informed her that “she had a lot of hair during delivery but it was a shock when I saw her for the first time, she had so much hair, it was crazy,” the Mail reported.
The mother added that “she’s so tiny, we haven’t taken her out much but when we took her for a hospital visit, a little girl said she looked like a baby doll”
Elaborating further, Smith said that after posting the pictures online, “they were being viewed thousands of times.”
“I couldn’t believe how much attention the photos was getting. People thought it had been photoshopped,” she continued. “My oldest is nine and he was so happy, and couldn’t get over her hair either.”
According to the National Library of Medicine, “Piebaldism is a rare autosomal dominant trait characterized by the congenital absence of melanocytes in affected areas of the skin and hair. A white forelock of hair, often triangular in shape, may be the only manifestation, or both the hair and the underlying forehead may be involved. The eyebrows and eyelashes may be affected. Irregularly shaped white patches may be observed on the face, trunk, and extremities, usually in a symmetrical distribution. Typically, islands of hyperpigmentation are present within and at the border of depigmented areas.”
Japanese Baby Born with Full Head of Hair
Another baby born with a significant amount of hair, who also went viral, landed a modeling job for a shampoo company.
Baby Chanco became a hair model at age 1 after mother Mami Kano started posting pictures of the child’s hair on Instagram last May, leaving many flabbergasted by her looks.
The social media account, called baby Chanco’s “hair diary,” got more than 300,000 followers in a few months.
“I’m so surprised with the reaction, but also very proud of the praise from many countries,” Kano told People magazine on Jan. 8, adding that her girl has a “lighthearted smile and luxurious head of hair [that] doesn’t match her age.”
People magazine asked her about how she cares for the girl’s hair, and she replied: “Brushing and just let her live as she is.”
And on Jan. 7, she appeared in Pantene’s new advertisement next to Japanese television announcer Sato Kondo, the report stated.