The first thing that comes to mind when we hear the words “genetic mutation” isn’t stunning perfection. However, as Amina Ependieva 11 years old demonstrates being distinctive can also result in tremendous elegance.

This little girl from Grozny, Chechnya’s capital city in Russia inherited both albinism and heterochromia giving her a fascinating look. The first is a disorder in which the amount of melanin pigment in the skin, eyes, and hair is reduced, while the latter is an iris color discrepancy.

Amina Arsakova a Chechen journalist, was in a shopping mall when she came across a portrait of 11-year-old Amina Ependieva. The young girl’s arrival immediately piqued her interest and mesmerized her. Ependieva has albinism and heterochromia which are also unusual hereditary disorders. And it’s because of these circumstances that she’s one in a million.

Further info: Amina Arsakova


Image credits: Amina Arsakova

Amina Ependieva was born in Grozny, Chechnya’s capital city on December 11, 2008. Amina is said to have lived there since she was born. Many internet users however say that Amina is from Kurchaloy a small town in Chechnya. Her dazzling beauty has made her popular in Chechnya.

Photographer Amina Arsakova first shared Amina Arsakova‘s images on her Instagram profile, telling her fans that her “search for beauty has once again succeeded.”


Image credits: Amina Arsakova

Albinism causes a reduction of melanin pigment in the skin, eyes, and hair, while heterochromia causes a variation in iris coloration.

Ependieva has both, with white-blonde hair and pale eyes, as well as one blue and one brown eye.


Image credits: Amina Arsakova

Arsakova wanted to do a photo shoot with this lovely young lady, but getting in touch with her was difficult. She was able to locate her mother’s phone number after some digging. Following that they arranged a photography session.

“Amina Ependieva turned out to be a very nice and calm girl,” Arsakova describes. The portraits are breathtaking. Ependieva is shown in serene interior scenes in which she is sitting in a neutral atmosphere. The close-ups capture the young girl’s exceptional charm.


Image credits: Amina Arsakova

Arsakova met Ependieva through image-making but she still has a lot to learn about her.

“Unfortunately, it was not at all possible to find out details about the features of her appearance,” she explains.

“I hope that in the near future it will be possible to arrange a new photo shoot with Amina Ependieva and chat in a relaxed atmosphere.”


Image credits: Amina Arsakova


Image credits: Amina Arsakova


Image credits: Amina Arsakova


Image credits: Amina Arsakova


Image credits: Amina Arsakova