Genes that would make Gregor Mendel proud, people.
Lupita Nyong'o shared an Instagram diptych that included a 1983 photo of her mother, Dorothy Nyong'o, next to an outtake from the actress' recent Lucky magazine photoshoot. Get ready to do a double-take:
Radiant smiles? Check. Stunning eyes? Got 'em. All-around beauty? Yup.
Nyong'o's mother Dorothy has accompanied the "12 Years a Slave" star to many red carpet events. Here they are, both gorgeous in blue at a 2014 event honoring Nyong'o's first Oscar nomination:
Like mother, like daughter!