Toddler’s ‘Disney princess eyes’ due to rare genetic condition
Mehlani Martinez is going viral for her larger-than-life eyes, but her Disney princess-esque look is actually because of a rare genetic disorder.
Mehlani’s mom, Karina, recently tweeted about how the first thing people comment on when they see her nearly two-year-old daughter is always her large eyes.
Everytime were out & a stranger compliments on how big & beautiful her eyes are, I have a mental debate on whether or not I should mention her defect. I decide no, smile & say thank you. I’m always left with a weird feeling. I just pray she’ll always know how beautiful she is. pic.twitter.com/JUJyGkLbDe
— moscato mami🥂 (@karinaa_ortega) September 13, 2018
“I get so nervous thinking about her starting school. What if other kids are mean about her eyes and she gets made fun of? What if she starts to hate her unique, gorgeous eyes?” she wrote. “It makes me want to cry thinking about it because she’s so strong and sweet and been through so much already.”
But she says she’s quick to tell her daughter how wonderful she really is.