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Parents of 3-Month-Old Born with 'Anchorman' Hair: 'When She Came Out with a Hair Helmet We Couldn't Believe It'

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As soon as Isabelle Kaplan was born, one attribute was immediately obvious. Not her eyes (deep blue) or her cry (piercing) or even her weight, which at eight pounds, 13 ounces, was heftier than anyone expected. The first thing – in fact, the only thing people wanted to talk about was her hair.

“Izzie,” as she is affectionately called by her parents, Dave and Mackenzie Kaplan of Redwood City, California, came into the world on Jan. 8 with a full head of hair to rival the coifs of Charles Bronson, Extra host Mario Lopez and even Ron Burgundy, the perfectly styled character played by Will Ferrell in Anchorman.

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Since a relative shared Mackenzie’s Facebook snapshot of Isabelle, now 2-and-a-half months old, on Reddit two weeks ago, the infant’s photo has gone viral with more than 3 million views, spawning a multitude of memes.

Isabelle Kaplan
Courtesy Dave and Mackenzie Kaplan
Isabelle’s face has been Photoshopped onto everything from pics of Mark Wahlberg, Harry Potter and Wolverine to the famous cherubs featured in the “Madonna of San Sisto” painting by Raphael.

From left: Dave, Mackenzie and Isabelle Kaplan
Courtesy Dave and Mackenzie Kaplan
“Wherever we go, it’s the first thing people notice,” Dave Kaplan, 34, a web developer who was also born with a full head of hair, tells PEOPLE. “They say, ‘Wow, would you look at that hair!’ ”

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When his daughter was born, he says, “we were expecting to see a bald head or perhaps a little fluff. When she came out with a hair helmet, we couldn’t believe it. And now, compared to her newborn photos, she really has a full head of hair. It’s grown out quite a bit.”

Isabelle Kaplan
Courtesy Dave and Mackenzie Kaplan
The Kaplans, who wash their daughter’s hair twice a week with Aveeno baby shampoo “and wouldn’t dream of using a hair dryer to style it,” says Mackenzie, are surprised but delighted that Isabelle’s mane has become such an attraction.

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Noting that fame is “hair today, gone tomorrow,” “we’re having a lot of fun with it,” says Mackenzie, 28, a talent manager for a tech company.

Isabelle Kaplan
Courtesy Dave and Mackenzie Kaplan
“You have to keep a sense of humor,” she tells PEOPLE. “The funnest thing about this has just been seeing everybody’s reaction. It’s nice to make everyone smile.”

Baby Isabelle, who nows weighs 12 pounds – including the hair – hasn’t yet received any shampoo commercial offers, although somebody did substitute her face for the “Most Interesting Man in the World” featured in the ad for Dos Equis beer.

“When she’s older, it will be fun to show her all of the photos,” says Mackenzie, “but right now, she’s just enjoying her first giggles. From the get-go, she’s been a very good baby. She’s the best gift we’ve ever had.”

Although she and Dave hope to have at least one more child, they aren’t anticipating that he or she will also have a luxurious head of hair.

One “Anchorman” in the family is enough, they tell PEOPLE. There will be no “hair apparent.”