Remember how Sally Field’s character told Forrest Gump that life was like a box of chocolate? The same is true with genetics. You just don’t know what you’re going to get. You could have biracial parents and comes out looking fully Caucasian, or you could have a twin brother that looks like he was fathered by some other dude. Genetic quirks make life interesting, but dominant genes are like a Russian roulette. They control the outcome of your inherited traits, but you won’t know the outcome until you’re out of the oven. So here some pics that prove that genetic surprises can be oh so beautiful.Many people assume that this caramel-skinned beauty is wearing contact lenses or uses Photoshop to give herself these eyes. Again, many people have misconceptions about the typical features of each race.
Clearly, this young woman is her mother’s daughter, and inherited the same gorgeous eyes. Usually a recessive blue-eyed gene remains recessive. But in this case, the blue-eyed gene overpowered the dominant brown-eyed gene.
It’s all in the eyes. She has a condition called heterochromia, a condition which provides an excess or lack of melanin, causing one of the irises to have different colors. It can also affect hair and skin too.
In this case, one iris can have two different shades, usually brown and hazel. This is can be caused by an excess of melanin or a lack of it. But the condition is rare and about 1 percent of the population is born with this this.
The woman on the right is half Asian and half European, which gave her beautiful, almond shaped eyes with luscious red hair. Now how’s that for a unique cultural and genetic twist?
Just ask model Nyle DiMarco, who looks so Italian, while his brother Nico, looks more like an Irishman, but he’s not. It’s simply one of the quirks of having a fraternal twin, and they’re cute.
Believe it or not, these two are twin sisters. Lucy on the left got her dad’s white skin, straight red hair and blue eyes. But Maria, has curly dark hair, brown eyes, and dark skin like her half-Jamaican mom.
They admitted that when their mom first saw them, she had totally freaked. So, it just comes to show you that genetics can produce some beautiful surprises on the outside. But on the inside, these two are totally identical.
This young man is neither European or Melanesian. He’s actually black, who just happens to have light colored eyes and blonde hair. He also insists that rare as this may be, black blondes do exist.
It’s a rare disorder that causes abnormal growth of lashes from the Meibomian glands. But in layman’s terms, it’s when two lashes grow in 2 rows. Looks like her mascara has to do double duty.
This young woman looks caucasian and yet she’s the product of a dark-skinned father and white-skinned mother. But if you ask her, she’ll tell you that no one ever believes she’s telling the truth.
These two sisters might not seem related, but that’s because their father is European, while their mother is from Argentina. The result is one sister with light hair and blue eyes, while the other one has darker hair and skin.
The Pullan family’s appearance can be explained through three generations of albinism. This condition is caused by a genetic defect that reduces the amount of melanin produced and is obviously, passed down from generation to generation.
Not everyone turns gray, or white haired evenly as they get older. Some people, like this one end up with Vitiligo and white eyelashes. The condition is called poliosis, but this dude looks lashtastic with his genetic quirk.
She’s the 4th generation of her family to inherit the unique trait caused by the poliosis.
“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.”
The only ones that aren’t redheads are this family’s grandmother and aunt. Everyone else seems to be keeping the redhead gene, which is associated with fair skin color and low concentrations of eumelanin, alive and well.
Birthmarks are not uncommon, but in this case, it can happen when the arm of a fetus sticks to the abdomen too long, causing this skin pigmentation to form. They also make perfect friend tattoos courtesy of Mother Nature.
There’s no doubt in this father’s mind that this is his son, but the combo of genes that created this gorgeous baby wound up being more of a spectrum of his mom’s skin tone than his dad.
Much like Poliosis, Wardenburg can create distinct hair coloring that can leave someone with a white streak on their hair, or in this case, it can leave a white patch on their eyebrows.
In some cases, this condition, which is caused when the skin cells grow in a cluster instead of spreading out, can lead to a love match. Just ask these two non-related lovebirds who have matching moles in their fingers.
They have one parent who is Irish and another who is Italian. Can you guess which one got the luck of the Irish? Our money’s on the red head, while the beauty on the left has the youthfulness, skin tone and facial symmetry that make Italians so attractive.