WITH their flowing blonde hair, hourglass figures and slender, toned legs, they could easily pass for twins. Both look fabulous in their matching polka dot dresses and, as Janet and Jane Cunliffe happily recount, potential friends often struggle to tell them apart. Hardly surprising, as both weigh in at 8st and, save for a couple of inches in height (at 5ft 6in, Jane is two inches taller) and different eye colours (Janes are brown, Janets are blue) they are virtually identical. But Janet and Jane are not twins. They arent even sisters. They are mother and daughter. And, in what many will see as a depressing indictment of todays youth-obsessed society, Janet confesses to having spent more than 10,000 on plastic surgery in a desperate effort to bridge the 22-year age gap between herself and her daughter. In this image-conscious age, it is a bittersweet moment for many mothers to confront the fact that their daughters beauty eclipses her own. It is a rite of passage that most women, while far from thrilled, are pragmatic enough to accept as a part of life. But not 50-year-old Janet. She views the small matter of being in her sixth decade as a mere technicality. She is amused and proud that friends jokingly refer to her and her daughter as Paris and Chantelle after the platinum blonde socialite and the equally platinum former Celebrity Big Brother contestant. Daily Mail Some might see this as empowering for a woman who is well into middle age. Others might take the view that it is contrary to the laws of Mother Nature - not that Janet has much truck with her anyway. As she told the Mail this week: 'It might sound barmy that I had cosmetic surgery to look like my daughter, but shes gorgeous. Who wouldnt want to look like her? 'The way I see it is that she got her looks from me in the first place - mine have just faded with age. 'Seeing how attractive Jane is made me want to get my looks back. Now instead of mum and daughter we look more like twins. I had good genes and good skin, but I needed a helping hand to make me feel better about myself. Daily Mail