Girl With “Unearthly Beauty” Has Internet Users Amazed
11-year-old Amina Ependieva is not your usual 11-year-old in that she easily stands out with her breathtaking beauty.
Amina was discovered by Chechen photographer Amina Arsakova, photos of Amina stood out from others that Araskova has been posting.
On average, Araskova’s Instagram posts receive 1000 likes but when she shared photos of Amina, Araskova amassed over 10,000 likes.
The posts of Amina also received hundreds of comments either praising her unearthly beauty or asking if she was a real person.
“My search for beauty was once again successful,” Arsakova captioned one of the photos of this unique-looking girl and people unanimously agreed.
According to Russian outlet Sm-News, Ependieva hails from Kurchaloy, a small town in Chechnya.
She owes her stunning beauty to a combination of rare genetic conditions – albinism and heterochromia. While albinism is generally described as the “congenital absence of any pigmentation or coloration in a person, resulting in white hair and skin,” heterochromia is a difference in the coloration of the iris, determined by the production, delivery, and concentration of pigmentation (melanin).
Both albinism and heterochromia are rarely diagnosed in humans by themselves, but even more so together.
Photos of Amina were shared online in January of 2020 and she has since gone viral on Russian social media.
The photos haven’t been without some criticism as well as some accused the photographer of using Photoshop to artificially create the combination of albinism and heterochromatin.
Although Amina doesn’t own a social media profile herself, Instagram users claiming to be from Kurchaloy and to know the young girl personally have commented that she is even more beautiful in real life.