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Chechen Girl Stuns Internet With Her Unearthly Beauty

Let’s face it, the internet is full of photos of beautiful girls, but it’s not every day that you stumble upon beauty that takes your breath away. 11-year-old Amina Ependieva is one such striking beauty.

Despite getting a lot of attention on Russian social media over the last five months, Amina Ependieva remains a very mysterious figure. Discovered by Chechen photographer Amina Arsakova, the 11-year-old made quite an impression when photos were posted on Arsakova’s Instagram account. Her post usually received about 1,000 likes on average, but the photos of Ependieva received over 10,000 likes, and hundreds of comments either praising her unearthly beauty or asking if she was a real person.

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“My search for beauty was once again successful,” Amina Arsakova captioned one of the photos of this unique-looking teen, and people unanimously agreed.

 

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According to Russian outlet Sm-News, Ependieva hails from Kurchaloy, a small town in Chechnya, and 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).

 

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Both albinism and heterochromia are rarely diagnosed in humans by themselves, but even more so together.

 

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Amina Arsakova published the photos of Ependieva in January of 2020, and they quickly went viral on Russian social media. While most users praised the 11-year-old’s unusual beauty, some accused the photographer of using Photoshop to artificially create the combination of albinism and heterochromia.

 

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Amina Ependieva doesn’t yet have her own social media profiles, so it’s hard to verify if she actually looks as stunning as she does in Arsakova’s photos, but it’s worth mentioning that 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.

 

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If she does really look this stunning, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Amina Ependieva as she grows up.