Illustration for article titled Like, iHow/i? This Little Girl Looks So Much Like Rihanna, Even Rihanna Gagged
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Did we just catch a glimpse of Rihanna’s future?

It was only last month that Rihanna revealed to Interview magazine that she wants to become a mother “more than anything.” Well, on Tuesday, we all caught a glimpse of what the megastar’s “mini-me” might look like when she reposted a photo of a little girl who looks exactly like, well, Rihanna.


“Almost drop my phone,” Rih wrote. “[H]ow?”


How, indeed? From the high forehead to the distinctive philtrum (that adorably defined cleft above Rihanna’s upper lip) to the tapered chin and “I’m infinitely cooler than you” green-eyed gaze, this little one, identified as child model Ala’a Skyy, is the spitting image of the Navy’s finest (it seems even Ala’a’s mother agrees).

Many of Rih’s followers couldn’t believe their eyes:

“Woowwwww‼️‼️” exclaimed La La Anthony.

“Your daughter 👅,” commented former Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Joseline Hernandez.

“Congrats she’s beautiful,” wrote rapper Fat Joe.

“Clone❤️ the eyes😍” observed Nigerian-American filmmaker Uche Jumbo.

“I thought this was the start of the face app young challenge 😭” quipped Rih’s longtime makeup artist, Priscilla Ono.


The resemblance is seriously uncanny, if almost a little unnerving. They say we each have a twin; do we all have doppelgänger kids out there, too?


Our feelings were probably best summed up by playwright Jeremy O. Harris (of the Broadway-bound Slave Play): “Wait. What. Stop. I’m dead. I can’t. Handle. This.”

Well, at least we know who should be cast as the young “bad gal RiRi” in the biopic.


Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, an avid eyeshadow enthusiast and always her own muse. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.

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