They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and Selena Gomez is one to prove it.
The 22-year-old actress and singer appears to be the spitting image of her mother Mandy Teefey, a former stage actress, in two side-by-side shots she Instagrammed on Friday.
The Spring Breakers star juxtaposed a sexy throwback snap of her mom with one of herself in which she is similarly posed, writing, ‘Werk momma #igetitfrommymomma.’
Mandy, who had Selena at age 16, is posed with back arched and arms bent with hands on her head as she gazes seductively at the camera.
She sports a lacy red top with matching red lipstick and her hair in tight curls.
Selena wears a softer expression with one arm raised, while clad in an exotically patterned top that shows off her cleavage.Like one big happy family! The 22-year-old actress pictured with her mother and stepfather Brian Teefey in June 2012; she fired them as her managers earlier this year
However, this was not Mandy’s primary profession, as she worked three jobs in order to support Selena.
‘My mom gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me,’ the brunette beauty said in an E! Entertainment special that aired in June.
She also discussed growing up poor, saying, ‘I remember my mom would run out of gas all of the time and we’d sit there and have to go through the car and get quarters and help her get gas because she never liked to ask my grandparents for money.’Beautiful in black: The Spring Breakers star at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles last Sunday
Mandy stated, ‘Yeah, we might have run out of gas – we did have to walk to the dollar store to get dollar spaghetti and make it … so we always had food but if I knew she wanted to go to a concert I would save up for it. You do the best you can with what you’re given.’
The Wizards Of Waverly Place star was only five-years-old when Mandy and her dad Ricardo Joel Gomez split.
‘I blamed my mom a lot [for the divorce] because I wanted a family so bad,’ Selena said.
Out and about: Selena pictured with a mystery man at an Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills on November 16
‘I wanted to have my mom and dad together. I remember just being angry with my mom. I still feel really bad about that.’
Mandy is currently married to Brian Teefey and they have a daughter – 17-month-old Gracie.
In April, it was reported that Selena fired her mom and stepdad as her managers. They had worked with her since her Disney days.
She reportedly felt she had outgrown them and the split was not due to family problems.