Every baby is cute in its own way, but some are so unique that they get a lot of attention and even make the news. So it was with Catalina and Virginia, two twin baby girls from Argentina.

When their parents, who already had a son, found out they were going to have twins, they were, to put it mildly, overjoyed. But they didn’t expect the girls to look different from each other.

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When they were born in 2018, the doctors were shocked by how the girls’ hair looked. It was snow-white, and they both looked like perfect mythical characters, like Princess Elsa from the popular Disney movie Frozen.

“When they told us we were going to have two babies, we were pleased, and that happiness didn’t change at all when we saw that they were albinos. “It’s a blessing for us,” Jorge, the girls’ father, told to a local newspaper.

Catalina and Virginia were born at 36 weeks early, but they were healthy. Each of them weighed about 5.6 pounds.

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Doctors and parents alike were blown away by how beautiful the girls were, and when a picture of them was posted online, everyone went crazy.

Catalina and Virginia were the first twins to be born in Argentina who both had albinism.
In the United States, one out of every 18,000 to 20,000 babies is born with albinism. It is a genetic condition that is caused by the body not making enough melanin. The Latin word “albus,” which means “white,” is where the word “albino” comes from.

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“When they told us we were going to have two babies, we were very happy, and that happiness didn’t change at all when we saw that they were albinos,” Jorge told to LV12 newspaper.

Because their skin doesn’t have enough melanin, the girls are extra sensitive to UV rays, just like everyone else with this condition.

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Catalina and Virginia are now 3 years old. Over the years, most people forgot about them, but some new pictures of them brought back their beautiful story. The girls are healthy and live normal lives.

Their parents want to show the world that people with albinism can still be beautiful. They want their girls to grow up in a world where people don’t stare at them or judge them based on how they look.

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