43-Year-Old Mom Often Mistaken as Daughter’s Sister, Can You Tell Who’s Who?

At her age, 43-year-old Joleen Diaz is often mistaken for being her daughter’s sister – and if you don’t know them personally, it is really hard to tell who’s younger and who’s the mom!

Joleen finds it amusing that people often think she is the sister of her 19-year-old daughter, Meilani Parks. It doesn’t help that this mom dresses up in ‘cool clothes’ worn by her daughter’s generation, including cropped tops and tattered pants. Yep! She’s not just young and good-looking, she’s also definitely one cool mom!

Photo credit: Instagram / Joleen Diaz

Joleen looks so fit and young, in fact, that unless she labels the photos, people who don’t know them find it hard to determine who among the two ladies in the pictures is the mother and who is the daughter.

But can you guess where’s Mom Joleen in the photo?

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Eagle-eyed netizens might notice the tell-tale signs of aging on Joleen, such as the very thin, very small wrinkles and crow’s feet on her face. Also, they might notice that the younger Meilani tends to pose with a duck face or do pouting lips, similar to what a lot of people do these days.

Photo credit: Instagram / Joleen Diaz

So, you might have probably guessed right that Joleen is the dark-haired woman and Meilani is the blond-haired girl. Were you able to guess it correctly? Don’t worry if you didn’t as most people can’t really tell.

Photo credit: Instagram / Joleen Diaz

An elementary school teacher, Joleen also doubles as an Instagram model who now has nearly 80,000 followers. As one might already deduce, she lives a particularly healthy lifestyle, follows a strict fitness routine, and makes use of sunscreen plus a derivative of vitamin A to remain youthful.

But though she looks so young, you won’t find Joleen partying or clubbing with Meilani, saying that she gives her daughter space and allows her to have fun with her friends, without encroaching on her space. Still, they are also quite close and enjoy going on vacations together. They also jog, hang out, and simply have fun as they enjoy their mother-daughter bond.

Photo credit: Instagram / Joleen Diaz

She could easily pass off as a teenager but Joleen acts are age and doesn’t even do duck faces when taking pictures, thankfully!

Meilani and I have never gone clubbing or partying together and I don’t foresee us doing that anytime in the near future,” she revealed.

Photo credit: Instagram / Joleen Diaz

Do you know someone who looks like her daughter’s sister?