1The ageless Taiwanese mother and daughters who are wowing the Internet
We assume growing old will make us look a certain way, but everybody ages differently. Some folks are blessed with good genetics that keeps the wrinkles, sagging skin and grays away.
But genetics doesn't explain how the mom in the middle of the photo above looks so young at 63. She and her daughters must have discovered the Fountain of Youth. Daughter Lure Hsu, 41, (on the right in the first photo) made headlines for her youthful looks a while back, so she decided to share pics of the rest of the fam, including her sisters Sharon (on the first left, 36) and Fayfay (40, in the middle, below).
2The mother who is confused with her twin daughters
When Kaylan Mahomes posted a recent car selfie with her twin, Kyla, and their mother, the social media world went into a tailspin.
The caption by the high schooler read, "Mom, twin and me," but because all three share the same youthful glow, everyone was trying to figure out which one is the mom.
Since it was posted in 2006, the photo has been retweeted more than 34,000 times and received more than 61,000 likes. Some Twitter users have shared it along with the hashtag #blackdontcrack, an expression that refers to African-Americans whose smooth skin makes them look younger than their age.
So, which young-looking lady is the mom? The trio put speculation to rest by revealing that the twins' mother, Tina, appears to the far left in the photo.
Asked by Christi Paul how she stays so well-preserved with two 16-year-old daughters, she broke down her methods. "I try to drink a lot of water, I try to stay stress-free," the 35-year old said. "I just focus a lot on emotional inner beauty." The family stated that they're mistaken for triplets "all the time."
3The grandmother whose photos went viral thanks to her incredible young looks
47-year-old Zaklina is a mother-of-one and a grandmother-of-two. However, you'd think she was just another beautiful 20-something. Zaklina is a model who has amassed an Instagram following of 199,000 by posting gorgeous photos where she shows off her eye for fashion.
Zaklina has applied the hashtag #grandmotherthatlovesfashion to remind her fans that she's not just another teen Instagram model. In her posts, Zaklina displays her flawlessly young-looking skin, perfect hair and the fabulous outfits she wears on a daily basis, proving that no matter what age you are, you never lose your instinct for style.
4The 50-year-old who had plastic surgery to look like her daughter's twin
You might think that Janet and Jane Cunliffe are twins. But they aren't even sisters—they are mother and daughter! Janet spent more than $13,000 on plastic surgery in a desperate effort to bridge the 22-year age gap between herself and her offspring. They both have flowing blonde hair, hourglass figures, and slender, toned legs. They weigh in at 8st and, except for a couple of inches in height (at 5ft 6in, Jane is two inches taller) and different eye colors (Jane's eyes are brown, Janet's are blue), they are virtually identical.
5The 52-year-old woman who is often mistaken for her son's girlfriend
Pamela Jacobs, a dusky beauty from the UK, doesn't look a day over 25. But you'll be shocked to learn that she is 52, and has a 21-year-old son! She looks so young that she is often offered student rail fares and no one believes her when she reveals her real age.
“Men do comment on my looks and say things like ‘I don't believe you' or ‘You must be lying,'” she said. “I always say, what woman would actually add years on?” Her son, however, is mortified with all the attention she receives—people often think she's his girlfriend.
She attributes her youthful appearance to a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, and—get this—coconut oil. She also takes good care of herself with a weekly sauna and steam, exfoliates her face every two days, and never leaves the house without sunscreen. But lots of women do all that and more, and never manage to look quite as young as Jacobs. Her youthful appearance can also be attributed to good genes—Jacobs admits that her mother and all her siblings look young for their age.
6The photo of two women that shocked the Internet
Initially, you may think you are looking at a picture of two young women posing happily for the camera. The two girls hold each other close, making you think they are friends or even family. But the reality has caught the Internet by surprise—the girls are actually mother and daughter.
The girl on the left, in a short dress and turquoise heels, is just 18-years old. Her mother is 36-years old and looks deceptively young in a cropped top and maxi skirt, flaunting a tattoo on her left arm. You'd think the pair were almost the same age. But in reality, there's an 18-year difference between them.
The photo went viral after being posted online. It's been viewed over 450,000 times, with most wondering who is who.
7The Japanese woman who is known as "The Lady of Eternal Youth"
With Photoshop and other editing software, it's tough to tell the difference between what's real and what isn't these days. But if the photos of this Japanese model are to be believed, then she couldn't be a day over 20. But, Masako Mizutani's real age is 48, and she's a mother of two. Her age-defying looks have made her a sensation in Japan, and she's now known as "Japan's Lady of Eternal Youth."
During her TV appearances, Masako revealed a few of her beauty secrets to the world. She supposedly spends five hours a day taking care of her skin. Her tips include: drinking plenty of water to flush out toxins, eating a fresh, healthy, and balanced diet, using vitamin E based creams, sunscreen, cleansing, toning, moisturizing, plenty of sleep and no smoking. These generic tips have been dished out ever since I can remember, but unless she has secrets, they seem to be doing wonders in her case.
8The 59-year-old grandmother who works as a fashion model
Most women aren't considering modeling careers by the age of 30, let alone at 59. Grandmother Yasmina Rossi is a successful fashion model who works with numerous famous international brands like Marks & Spencer, Hermes and Macy's.
Naturally, everyone wants to know how she's maintained her relatively youthful looks and good health. “There is no big secret,” she explains. “All I have ever done is eat organic food, long before it became trendy. I take oil and use it on my skin: I put rapeseed oil on my hair. I scrub my skin once a week with olive oil and fine sugar. I eat an avocado a day and organic meat and fish.”
In addition to her successful modeling career, Rossi is also a photographer and an advanced ceramist.