Vanessa Williams Poses With Look-Alike Daughter Jillian Hervey for 'Essence' Magazine

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Fierceness certainly runs in this family.

Vanessa Williams and her daughter, Lion Babe singer Jillian Hervey, make for a powerful mother-daughter duo on the cover of Essence magazine's January issue.

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The 53-year-old actress and singer excitedly posted the cover to Instagram, writing: "New cover alert! Truly proud to be sharing this with my daughter, @LionBabe."

The release of Williams and Hervey's Essence magazine issue comes just a few days after the two attended the VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night event in Brooklyn. "If people call me a diva, I say, 'I got if from my mama,'" Hervey, 27, said upon introducing her mother, who performed her 1992 hit, "Save the Best for Last."

On Instagram, Hervey also revealed that she was wearing Williams' dress to the event, and paid tribute to her famous mom. "A salute to the woman who I have never seen nervous," she wrote. "Divas don't do fear, they harness it and make it celebratory!"

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