They say daughters look like moms and so is this mother-daughter duo. They rather share striking features which is a lock of white hair just above their birthmark. The mother has passed the unique birthmark to her daughter that has been running in the family since four generations. Brianna Worthy, 23, from Ridgeland, South Carolina had the white patch of hair when she was born and so is her one-and-half year daughter MilliAnna. Baby MilliAnna’s grandmother, 41-year-old grandmother Jennifer and 59-year-old great-grandmother, Jaonne, also have white locks at the same spot. The trait is due to poliosis caused resulting from lack of pigment in the hair and skin around it.
Talking about her genetic line Daily Mail quoted her saying, “We are unsure how far back the birthmark goes as my grandmother was adopted as a child and hasn’t met her biological family. I was hoping she did have it. My younger sister that my mother had a few years after me didn’t get it, so I didn’t know if MilliAnna was going to, but once I had her and they laid her on my chest and I saw she had it I was so happy. While her hair grabbed headlines, she also got unwanted attention due to it. “We definitely get stopped a lot while out and about on our daily routines. The majority of the time I welcome the polite comments and don’t mind answering the many questions, but honestly, it can be overwhelming at times. When I’m in a rush and just trying to do what I need and keep going.”
Brianna keeps sharing pictures of her adorable daughter on Twitter. Here are some of them:
While the feature that the family share is amazing, Brianna experienced bullying she was young. Children would call her names and insult her. However, Brianna grew up to love her lock like the way it is. She told Daily Mail, “Sometimes it would bother me when I was younger, but I grew to end up really loving it in my hair and was confident that it was my own unique signature look. I plan to raise my daughter knowing she is beautiful and special and to not listen to people mean comments at times.” (Image Credits-Brianna Worthy Facebook)