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Your nose is the facial feature you're most likely to inherit from your parents

Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz have got to be Hollywood's coolest parent-child pair.

Some people are the absolute image of their parents, some seem to have come out of nowhere, and others look like a generation or two back. 

According to a new study, though, there's one part of the face where we're all most likely to look like one of our parents. 

The King's College study looked at 952 twins in the United Kingdom, and according to Stylist, found that you're 66 per cent likely to have got the top of your nose from one of your parents. 

That's Vanessa Paradis on the left and Lily-Rose Depp on the right. They're pictured with French artist Jean-Paul Goude.

After that came the area between the nose and lips, the cheekbones, below the lips, and the inner corner of the eye. 

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"The notion that our genes control our face is self-evident," King's College researcher Professor Giovanni Montana told Stylist.

"Many of us have facial traits that clearly resemble those of our parents, and identical twins are often indistinguishable."


"However, quantifying precisely which parts of the face are strongly heritable has been challenging so far."

Montana and his team used 3D cameras to scan the twins' faces, and then compared the measurements of the identical twins and the fraternal ones. 

Since identical twins share all their genes, and fraternal share half, the difference told the researchers how likely each measurement was to be genetically determined. 

Looking at famous mum and daughter celebrity pairs, you can see it in action. Lily-Rose Depp has Vanessa Paradis' cheekbones, and Zoe Kravitz is the second coming of Lisa Bonet. 

Do you have your mum's nose?




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