The Rare Eye Condition Paris Jackson Lives With

Every time Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson, appears in public, we find that we can’t stop looking at her famous icy blue eyes.

We recently caught the stunning model and singer on stage at the Tony Awards, where Paris joined her brother Prince Jackson to present the musical performance of MJ: The Musical, the award-winning Broadway production based on the life of their father . As always, Paris eyes are absolutely bursting. Her makeup artist, Jo Baker, said in a 2018 interview with Elle, “There’s almost no look you can do in Paris that doesn’t make her eyes look amazing. I call them Baby Wolf Eyes because it’s like looking at husky puppies, their eyes are so National Geographic.”

While Paris’ mother Debbie Rowe also has blue eyes, they are nowhere near as light, and her father Michael’s eyes were brown. So how did Paris’ eyes get such a stunning color? It turns out it could be due to a rare eye condition.

Paris Jackson could have Waardenburg Syndrome

In 2017, after Paris Jackson’s bold makeup got everyone in the beauty world talking at the VMAs, Jo Baker told Teen Vogue in an interview that Jackson’s unique eye pigmentation was due to a rare eye condition that can be related to the color affects. Baker also noted that the condition does not affect the model’s vision. Baker didn’t name the condition in the interview, but a little research suggests it could be Waardenburg syndrome. As a source told Insider, the condition affects one in 40,000 people and can also affect hair color, skin tone and hearing loss.

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At the moment, it doesn’t appear Jackson has given any symptoms of the syndrome other than her frosty blue gaze. It also doesn’t appear to be shared by any of her brothers, so, for better or for worse, the King of Pop’s only daughter can’t help but stand out from the crowd.

Other celebrities also have rare eye conditions

Paris Jackson isn’t the only celebrity whose striking or unusual eye color has been attributed to a specific medical condition. Waardenburg syndrome is also sometimes associated with heterochromia of the sun, which causes a person’s eyes to turn two different colors. Mila Kunis, for example, suffered for years from chronic iris inflammation that caused one eye to turn hazel and the other blue. She had corrective surgery and now both of her eyes are blue. Other celebrities with heterochromia include Kate Bosworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kiefer Sutherland, Paris Hilton and Demi Moore, according to The Sun. Fortunately, the condition isn’t usually as serious as Kunis’.

According to Mt. Sinai, other extreme symptoms of Jackson-Waardenburg syndrome include deafness, difficulty straightening the limbs, and extremely pale skin. While Jackson may live with the eye condition, the only known impact it has on her life seems to be her stunning face.