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True talent is hereditary, and famous celebrity kids are proof of that. After growing up with talented and famous parents, some of their children go on to become stars in their own right. While some might follow directly behind mom and dad's footsteps, others create their own paths and make a name for themselves in the field of their choice. 

It goes without saying that being born into a famous family already opens doors and grants them opportunities they wouldn't have had otherwise. But some celeb kids really give their all to their craft and become successful by themselves. Will Smith and his children, Jaden and Willow, are perfect examples of kids who have pursued the same career as their parents and have broken away from being known as just the Smith kids. 

More from MamásLatinas: 22 Pics of Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon & her evolution through the years

Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon hasn't gone into music like her pop star mom, but she has been succeeding as a model. Other stars like Chiquis Rivera and Marielena Davila have followed in their famous moms' footsteps and it has also paid off! Eugenio Derbez might be incredibly talented in his acting career, but his daughter, Aislinn, is also making her own mark in the acting world.

While being in someone else's shadow could be daunting for some, there are some celebrity kids who have risen to the challenge and truly have come out on top! Take a look at this list of celebrity kids who are becoming stars all on their own. 

Jenni Rivera is one of the most beloved singers in the Latino world, and her daughter is following in her footsteps. 1

Chiquis Rivera has found some major success in the music industry following the passing of her mom Jenni in 2012. 

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North West is already becoming a fashion model. 2

North previously starred in a Fendi fashion campaign with mom Kim Kardashian and grandmother Kris Jenner. In September 2018, she walked down the runway for a fashion show for toy company L.O.L. Surprise.

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Angélica María and her daughter are both incredibly talented. 3

Angélica Vale inherited all of her dear mom's talent as an actress. Even little Angélica Massiel is turning out to be a little celeb in the making, debuting in telenovelas this past summer.

Sofia Vergara's son, Manolo, is already hard at work. 4

Manolo has been acting, producing and directing several movies and he also made his debut as a TV host when he hosted Premios Juventud alongside Marielena Davila in July 2018.

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Eugenio Derbez has been breaking barriers in Hollywood with his acting. 5

His daughter Aislinn Derbez is right behind him with her several acting projects.

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Chiquinquirá Delgado's daughter, Marielena, is trying to be just like her parents. 6

Both of her parents became famous on television, with her dad Guillermo Dávila acting in plenty of novelas in Venezuela and her mom Chiquinquirá being one of the most recognized TV personalities in the world of Latin media. Marielena hosted Premios Juventud 2018 and is on the road to being just as successful as her mom.

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Michelle Salas is making a name for herself. 7

Although she's been mostly known as Luis Miguel's daughter and she comes from a long line of incredible Mexican stars like her mom Stephanie Salas, Michelle is gaining recognition in the fashion world and has also started her own career as a YouTube vlogger. 

Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon is shining in the fashion world. 8

Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon is shining in the fashion world.

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It's hard to believe how fast she's grown up! Lourdes has been strutting down the runway and killing it.

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Caitlynn Jenner has two of the most famous daughters on the planet. 9

The Olympian, who was born Bruce Jenner, has to be super proud of her youngest babies. Kendall Jenner is the highest paid model in the world and daughter Kylie Jenner is one of the youngest self-made billionaires ever thanks to her makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics.

Will Smith has raised some great kids. 10

Both Jaden and Willow have been hard at work since they were just children. Jaden, who is now a rapper, acted in movies with his dad and daughter Willow became a musician when she was just 10.

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Kate del Castillo got her acting chops from dad Eric. 11

Eric del Castillo has been an actor for decades and his daughter, Kate, followed along becoming quite an actress herself.

Gael Garcia Bernal inherited his love for acting from his mom. 12

The Mexican actor's mom, Patricia Bernal, is a well known actress in Mexico as well. 

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Miley Cyrus' dad Billy Ray Cyrus passed on his singing talents to his kids. 13

Both Miley and Noah Cyrus have found great success in the music industry, decades after their country-singing dad became a star.

Paris Jackson is ready to be a star liker her father, Michael Jackson. 14

Paris is signed to IMG Models agency and has also made her acting debut on TV and in film. 

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Melanie Griffith's daughter Dakota Johnson has blossomed into a Hollywood star. 15

Melanie, who also shares daughter Stella Banderas with ex-husband Antonio Banderas, is so proud of Dakota. Dakota has starred in the Fifty Shades of Grey films and others, and is becoming quite the movie star just like her mamá.

Cindy Crawford's daughter is killing the modeling game. 16

Supermodel Cindy's genes have been passed down to daughter Kaia Gerber who is absolutely one of the hottest models in the fashion world right now.

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Diddy's entire family is full of future stars. 17

His son, Quincy, is pursuing a career in acting, his twin daughters are already modeling and his son Christian is a musician like his famous dad.

Victoria and David Beckham's son Brooklyn is quite a talented photographer. 18

Brooklyn has been working on his photography skills and even though he dropped out of college in New York City, but he's now pursuing internships back home in the U.K. 

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Tracee Ellis Ross made her own way. 19

Being the daughter of musical diva Diana Ross inspired Tracee to be one of the best actresses on television and now she even has a few Emmy nominations under her belt. 

Jackie Guerrido's son is a music producer. 20

Kobe revealed that through his mom's relationship with singer Don Omar, he fell in love with music and producing and has now made turned that love into a career.