43-Year-Old Mum Becomes An Internet Sensation For Looking Like Her Daughter's Sister

Who is who?

Cover image via Instagram @joleendiaz

At first glance, no one will expect Joleen Diaz to have a 23-year gap with her 19-year-old daughter

Joleen Diaz (left) with her daughter Meilani Parks.

Image via Instagram @joleendiaz

However, the 43-year-old mother, who is an elementary school teacher in California, looks so young that she's often mistaken as her daughter's sister

Her daughter, Meilani Parks, however, apparently doesn't mind it at all, as the comparisons started ever since she was little.

"I was pretty young when I had [my daughter], so it's not entirely impossible that we could be sisters," Diaz told Jam Press, according to Fox News.

What's the mother's secret to looking youthful?

She shared that it all comes down to healthy eating habits and her skincare routine.

"I rarely drink alcohol, I get a lot of rest, and eat a balanced, healthy diet," she said, according to Gulf News.

Diaz also revealed that she never leaves her home without applying sunscreen and Retin-A — a vitamin A derivative also known as Tretinoin — to her skin.


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