When something is made in the image of something else there’s a direct connection. Nothing can change that even if you do not want to accept it. You can attempt to change it or make it over but nothing will change the fact that it was made in the image because below the surface nothing changed.
Genesis 5: 1-2
When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female and blessed them. And when they were created, he called them “man”.