Shaylyn Gibson is from Massachusetts but is currently living in Italy, she told BuzzFeed News.
“When my sister sent me that photo I had a good laugh because at the time I wearing the exact same thing, so I took a photo from the same angle and thought the result was pretty good,” she said.
She decided people on Reddit may get a kick out of how similar they looked, so she posted it before she went to bed. It has since been viewed more than 4 million times.
Gibson said that she doesn’t think she is normally identical with her mom, but it was more the photo angle and the outfit that made them look so alike.
She added that the comments have ranged from flattering to creepy, but she has loved the people who told her she got her nose from her dad.
Gibson said that the fact the photo has gone so viral has been really bizarre, saying she never expected to get so many comments on it.