Baby born with bright white locks sends the Internet into meltdown

Devina Smith, from Mississippi, was born with a mane of snow-coloured hair

Baby born with bright white locks sends the Internet into meltdown

A baby born with bright white locks has sent the Internet into meltdown over her striking resemblance to the 'Game of Thrones' character Daenerys.

Devina Smith, from Mississippi, shocked her family when she was born with a mane of snow-coloured hair.

Mother Jessica Smith, 27, posted photos of the silvery-haired newborn that have been viewed thousands of time, with some claiming they must be photoshopped.

Yet doctors confirmed that Devina's unusual hair colour is down to an inherited condition called partial albinism, which is caused by a lack of pigment in the hair, eyes and skin.

The rare genetic condition affects just five in every 100,000 people in the US and Europe. Despite her condition, Devina Smith, born on May 1, is perfectly healthy other than needing regular check-ups on her sight.

Mother-of-three Smith said, "I never expected her to have hair like that. I didn't know until she was born. The doctor told me she had a lot of hair during delivery but it was a shock when I saw her for the first time, she had so much hair, it was crazy."

She said, "I hadn't seen a baby like that before others were blond, but not white. I think it makes her extra special."

Devina's locks have already been attracting attention in public and online.

Smith said, "She's so tiny, we haven't taken her out much but when we took her for a hospital visit, a little girl said she looked like a baby doll. When we posted her photos online, they were being viewed thousands of times. I couldn't believe how much attention the photos was getting. People thought it had been photoshopped. My oldest is nine and he was so happy, and couldn't get over her hair either."