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Kathie Lee Gifford Looks Identical To Her 24-Year-Old Daughter In Vintage Photos

America has come to know Kathie Lee Gifford as the co-host of the Today show's popular fourth hour alongside her close pal Hoda Kotb.

The pair have been entertaining viewers together since 2007, but they both had very different beginnings. Every so often, Gifford and Kotb like to take a look back at some of the early moments in their careers.

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Over the years, we've walked down memory lane with the co-hosts as they recalled memories such as Kotb's days as an anchor in New Orleans and Gifford's stint on Days of Our Lives.

This week, while discussing a new book claiming anyone can do a split by doing the right stretches, Gifford decided to go even further back and share snaps of her high school days in Maryland.

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The Today star was a part of Bowie High School's "great cheerleading squad," and she explained that while she's still flexible, it's "not like I used to be." Gifford then jokingly quipped that she was "the worst of all the cheerleaders" but she "took it very seriously."

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While looking at the black and white vintage photos, Kotb couldn't help but notice the striking resemblance between Gifford and her daughter, Cassidy.

"God, you and Cassidy look so much alike," Kotb told her co-host.

Turns out, Kotb wasn't exaggerating when she made the comment. 24-year-old Cassidy's flowly blonde locks, big smile, and high cheekbones are an exact replica of her mother's features when she was younger.

Cassidy is Gifford's only daughter with her late husband, retired football player Frank Gifford. The television veteran also has a 27-year-old son, Cody.

Cassidy has been following in her mother's footsteps career-wise. She's been making waves as an actress with a number of television and film credits to her name. Since 2005, Cassidy has appeared on shows and movies like That's So Raven, The Suite Life on Deck, God's Not Dead, Caged No More, and Ten: Murder Island.

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A few years ago, she was named as one of Esquire magazine's "18 Beautiful Women America Won't Be Able to Resist This Summer."

In 2017, she starred as Laura Haley in Hallmark's television movie, Like Cats & Dogs, one of her more recognizable roles.

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However, many have noticed that Cassidy and Gifford share more than just the same career path. The mother-daughter duo look very much alike, especially when you compare Cassidy's photos to Gifford's high school shots.

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"Yeah, we have the same bone structure I think," Gifford admitted, but she jokingly told Kotb that "Cassidy would not be happy to hear you say that from that picture."

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Gifford explained that her daughter is far better looking than she was during her high school days. "Even on my best days, I didn't look like her on a bad one," Gifford said.

This isn't the first time that Gifford has opened up about her daughter. In a previous interview, she dished about how she keeps Cassidy and Cody grounded.

"We don’t say 'proud' in our family — we never have," Gifford revealed. Instead of congratulating on their achievements, she reminds them to be "grateful to God for every good thing that’s happening in your life, but totally aware that you could screw it up at any moment because you’re just human."

Do you see the resemblance? Let us know in the comments!