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Dasha Fayvinova
September 10, 2016 10:36 am

Fifteen years ago, Reese Witherspoon brought us the “bend and snap” — and seventeen years ago, she brought us her daughter Ava Phillippe, who looks just like her. No seriously, she looks just like her. If Reese ever needed a mini-me actor to play her younger self, she wouldn’t have to look any further than her own home.

Ava Phillippe just celebrated her 17th birthday, and her mother couldn’t be prouder.

Reese shared this sweet message on Instagram: “Can’t believe my baby is 17 today! I love you, @avaphillippe. Your gorgeous heart and loving spirit never cease to amaze me! I’m so lucky the universe let me be your mother.”

Not only is Ava obviously beautiful, but she is also extremely artistically talented. Her personal Instagram page is filled with paintings and other artistic works that will make you take a second look.

Clearly, talent runs in the family. Ava is one of the two children Reese Witherspoon shares with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe — the other is Deacon, 12. Ava is also the older sister of Tennessee, 3, Reese’s daughter with her husband Jim Toth. Reese and Ava often share photos of themselves together on social media and we understand why! Just look at them!

With photos of art and her personal life, Ava joins the ranks of cool kids everywhere, making us wish she went to our high school.

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