South Carolina mother and daughter with matching 'birthmarks' go viral

South Carolina mother and daughter with matching 'birthmarks' go viral

RIDGELAND, SC (WCSC) - Photos of a South Carolina mother and daughter sporting matching "birthmarks" have gone viral.

Brianna Worthy, 23, of Ridgeland, and her 18-month-old daughter MilliAnna, were both born with a white patch at the front of their hair.

According to, the trait is caused by poliosis, which creates a lack of pigment in the patch of hair and the skin around it.

MilliAnna is at least the fourth generation of her family to have the eye-catching mark. Her grandmother and great-grandmother have it too.

"We are unsure how far back the birthmark goes as my grandmother was adopted as a child and hasn't met her biological family," her mother told the Daily Mail.

"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."

Worthy says they get stopped about it often.

"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."

An article featuring the pair on has been shared 38,000 times.

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