With a name like Devina —which means beloved, divine, and heavenly— she was bound to have the resemblance of an angel.
However, her mother Jessica Smith wasn’t quite prepared when her daughter was birthed with a thick mane of snow-white hair. Even the nurses were stunned when they saw her hair color.
“I never expected her to have hair like that,” the 27-year-old said. “I didn’t know until she was born. I hadn’t seen a baby like that before others were blond, but not white. I think it makes her extra special.”
Doctors said Devina’s silvery hair, which resembles that of Daenerys on Game of Thrones, is attributed to partial albinism, a rare genetic condition that affects five in every 100,000 people in the U.S. and Europe, according to the Daily Mail.
“The doctor told me 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,” Smith said.
Though she is a partial albino, Devina was born perfectly healthy at 7 lbs. 12 oz. and 19 inches long despite her genetic condition. Apparently, the term is referred to as towhead and other parents say their towhead kids turned out just fine.
“Not a big deal,” one person said on YouTube. “Both my babies were towheads. Son still has white hair. He’s 30. Pretty baby.”
Some even say that Devina’s hair makes her look like a precious doll.
“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,” said Smith.
Since her mother posted photos of her online, Devina has become quite the star.
“When we posted her photos online, they were being viewed thousands of times,” Smith said. “I couldn’t believe how much attention the photos were getting. People thought it had been Photoshopped.”
Strangers weren’t the only ones enamored by Devina’s looks.
“My oldest is 9 and he was so happy, and couldn’t get over her hair either,” she told Daily Mail.
Devina is now 3-months-old and her hair is still a gorgeous silvery white color. She has even gotten her self a few nicknames such as “Miss Devi” and “Moon Baby.”
“I love seeing her pictures!” said one woman on Facebook. “She is such a beautiful baby!!! One of the most beautiful babies that I have ever laid eyes on!!!
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