Genetics is what makes us us. We are born as a blank slate, and through our experiences and those who raise us, this blank slate gets filled up. Each individual draws on his or her own blank slate so that it becomes unique and subjective to each person. But there are certain boundaries of this blank slate that can’t be altered. Some slates are rectangular, some are triangular, some may be longer, others wider. This is where genetics come into play. The genes of our mother and father create the boundaries or the outline of this blank slate and through our perceptions and upbringing, we begin to fill this slate up.
But there are times when genetics and hereditary information are just blatantly obvious in front of our faces. Such as the semblance between mother and daughter, the eye color of father and son, or the shape of the face between grandmother and grandson.
Here is the story of MilliAnna Worthy and how she is clearly a part of this family.
23 year old Brianna Worthy from Ridgeland, South Carolina gave birth to her daughter MilliAnna and discovered that she had poliosis.
Poliosis is a lack of pigmentation in an area of skin and hair. What is unique about this is that all the women of the Worthy family have this trait…IN THE SAME SPOT!
Little MilliAnna Worthy has a specific characteristic that is prevalent in all the females of the Worthy family that runs 4 generations deep.
Here is a picture of Brianna as a child with her mother and you can tell they both have the distinctive white streak of hair above their forehead.
Not only is MilliAnna adorable with her unique streak of hair, but her fashion sense even at such a young age is impeccable. Look at those fresh J’s!
This lack of pigmentation runs in all the females of the Worthy family (besides one) and is just proof that genetics dictate how one looks like. I wonder if things would be the same even if Brianna gave birth to a son?
She has a streak of white hair directly above her eyes and around her forehead that is evident in her, her mother, her grandmother and even her great-grandmother.
Brianna said that her younger sister didn’t get the signature streak of white hair so she was unsure whether her daughter would get it as well.
She stated in an interview that the Worthy family is unsure how far back the birthmark goes since her grandmother was adopted as a child.
Poliosis isn’t just contained in the hair and can be found on the skin as well. It is simply just a lack of pigmentation on the skin. As you can see, MilliAnna has the condition on her knees and legs as well, but she can definitely pull off the adorable look with her beaming eyes and bright smile. (And those Jordan’s certainly add a little flare to her outfit.)
Her grandmother has never met her biological family so this family tradition could potentially run much deeper than 4 generations.
Here is Brianna with her father eating chicken wings and watching a football game according to Brianna’s Facebook. I guess MilliAnna (in addition to getting mom’s signature look) also inherited dad’s obsession and focus with football!
Even at such a young age it seems like MilliAnna has mastered the art of posing for social media and look fresh for pictures. Keep rockin’ that look little one!
Brianna said that growing up she experienced bullying because of her look, and classmates would call her names such as ‘skunk.’
But now, she has grown to love her appearance and love herself. She says that she regularly gets stopped on the streets in regards to her ‘distinctive hair.’ Brianna hopes that MilliAnna will embrace her ‘signature look’ and ‘not listen to people’s mean comments at times.’
Here is Brianna with her younger sister who, unlike the other women of the Worthy family, does not have the signature white streak. But the two Worthy ladies happen to share the trait of being photogenic.