A little girl has inherited a unique birthmark from her mother’s side of the family: a white streak of hair.
Brianna Worthy, 23, from Ridgeland, South Carolina, and her 18-month-old daughter MilliAnna both share the same locks.
The trait, caused by poliosis, has been in the family for at least four generations: MilliAnna’s grandmother, and great-grandmother also have the same characteristic.
Poliosis is due to lack of melanin (pigment) in the hair.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Brianna said: “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,” she added.
Admitting they get stopped a lot while in the street, Brianna hopes MilliAnna embrasses her uniqueness when she is older.
“I had several names such as skunk that kids would try to insult me with as a child.
“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.”