How old is Maye Musk? Elon Musk's mom shows off toned body in skimpy swimsuit for body positivity campaign
Elon Musk's mother Maye Musk joined a diverse cast of models to promote the message of body positivity by posing in a one-shoulder swimsuit for Summersalt's inclusive new campaign.
At 73 years of age, Maye was the oldest among those featured but certainly did not look her age as she proudly showed off her toned body in the skimpy outfit. Her confidence might come from the fact that she has a modeling background. Apart from that, she is also an author and a practicing dietician, which could explain her enviable level of fitness.
She looked regal in a black, one-shoulder, one-piece swimwear as she posed with her hand on her hips, her silver hair combed back. "I'm so happy to have confidence at 73," Maye said in the playful campaign video.
The tech entrepreneur's mother also debuted a second leopard-print swimwear on her Instagram page. This one too was a one-shoulder piece. "I was so happy to participate in Summersalt's big summer campaign: 'Every Body is a Summersalt Body' @summersalt #GoSummersalt Use my code MAYE10 for a $10 gift," she captioned the post.
Other than Maye, the campaign enlisted 24 other inspiring women to model its line of swimsuits. The names included double-amputee Lauren Wasser, plus-size yogi Jessamyn Stanley, and Special Olympics gymnastics champion, Chelsea Werner. The summer 2021 campaign aims to promote self-love and body positivity.
"The women in the campaign represent a diverse group of activists, entrepreneurs, and change-makers, who are trailblazing within their communities," the brand said in a statement. A spokesperson explained that the brand wanted to feature a diverse cast of models to help "promote body positivity and self-confidence" for people of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. Summersalt added that it hopes to "empower all women to feel confident, exactly as they are." The ages of the models ranged between 23 to 73, with Maye being the oldest.
Who is Maye Musk?
Maye, a Canadian-African model, found her greatest success as a model in her 60s and 70s. She previously made history in 2018 when she became the face of CoverGirl at the age of 69, and her modeling career continues to thrive. Born to a chiropractor mother and an amateur archeologist father, Maye extensively traveled the world with her parents for many years as a child. In 1969, she became one of the finalists in the Miss South Africa beauty competition. She married Errol Musk in 1970, who she had met in high school. The couple divorced in 1979.
Marriage, divorce or children did not stop her from pursuing her goals as she went on to earn master's degrees in dietetics and nutritional science from two universities. She gained popularity through her career in modeling, which spans over five decades. Maye has featured on boxes of Special K cereal, in commercials including Revlon and appeared in Beyonce's 'Haunted' music video. The bold beauty has also appeared nude on the cover of New York magazine in 2011 with a fake pregnant belly. She was also featured on the Elle Canada cover in 2012.