For many women, restrictive societal beauty standards can put a real dampener on their lives. We’re all expected to look perfectly polished and ready for a photoshoot at all times.
And one highly pernicious standard that women are held to? We’re simply not allowed to age – or at least, age visibly.
Well, one woman from California seems to have cracked the code. Scroll on for the mom and daughter pair who literally look like sisters – and to get all of mom’s beauty secrets!
Being a woman is not easy.
On top of juggling a career, personal relationships, romance, a family, and personal fulfillment, we’re also expected to look absolutely flawless doing it.
But, for certain women, things get even harder.
Moms really have it rough when it comes to being judged for their appearances. Either they’re too drab and mumsy, or too sexy – it’s almost as though they can’t win.
Because all women are essentially supposed to be fighting a losing battle.
Even though aging is a privilege that not everyone gets, it’s also paradoxically the biggest no-no in terms of female appearance. We’re ideally supposed to look like teenagers forever.
But one California woman appears to have done the impossible.
The internet has gone wild this week after a photo of an incredibly youthful-looking mom went viral.
This is Meilani Parks.
She’s a twenty-year-old student from Northern California.
And this is Joleen Diaz.
She’s a forty-three-year-old elementary school teacher.
But here’s the kicker.
Joleen is actually Meilani’s mother.
We know – it’s hard to believe!
Here they are together.
That twenty-three year age gap is pretty hard to believe, right?
So, what on earth is Joleen’s secret?
Well, she attributes her unbelievably youthful appearance to “clean living.“
The two are very close.
They love doing activities together, but also “sometimes just lay on the couch and talk,” says Joleen.
And how does Meilani feel about the comparison?
“I don’t think she minds… I was pretty young when I had her, so it’s not entirely impossible that we could be sisters.”
And as for whether the pair party together?