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Elon Musk’s Gorgeous 69-Year-Old Mother Is The Newest Face Of CoverGirl

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Everyone who says age is just a number is totally right — and one model has taken it upon herself to prove that point.

Maye Musk, a 69-year-old mother and grandmother, has been a model for 50 years, making headlines everywhere she goes.

Now, the stunning woman has become CoverGirl Cosmetics’ newest ambassador. CoverGirl, which has already shown its inclusivity by signing a male CoverGirl and a CoverGirl in a hijab, is now breaking the modeling world’s age standards.

Maye, who is also a nutritionist and dietitian with two master’s degrees, started modeling when she was only 15, and continued working as a part-time model throughout young adulthood.

In addition to being a model, Maye is the mother of Elon Musk, who is the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and Neuralink. Maye also had two other children in her twenties — but she didn’t let that slow her down.

Earlier this year, Maye walked in two shows at New York Fashion Week. Keep reading to find out more about this fascinating woman — and how she’s changing the fashion industry every day.

[H/T: Bustle]

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The modeling industry is ridiculously harsh. Not only are women pressured to be stick thin, they also need to have perfect hair and flawless skin, and look completely ageless.

And by “ageless,” they usually mean “look like they’re under 22.”

CoverGirl, the beloved cosmetics brand, is trying to change the beauty world.

They’ve been going above and beyond when hiring, proving that inclusivity is so much better.

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The brand recently announced their newest model: 69-year-old Maye Musk.

The grandmother is not only proving that age is just a number, she’s also making a point that models can be so much more than just pretty faces.

Maye has two master’s degrees, and has mothered three children who have also made names for themselves: Elon, Kimbal, and Tosca.

Since she started working in the modeling industry 50 years ago, Maye has done a lot of incredible work.

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To this day, Maye has appeared on the covers of a number of magazines, including TimeNew York, and Elle Canada.

She also appeared in a Beyoncé music video, on boxes of Special K cereal, and in a variety of other advertisements.

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In a press release, CoverGirl’s senior vice president said:

Maye Musk is not only a timeless beauty, but a visionary who has always followed her own path, creating new opportunities and paving the way for so many others who might not meet the industry standard of ‘model’ but are truly beautiful in every regard.

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Maye wrote:

I’m so excited to say that I’m now officially a COVERGIRL! My three kids, ten grandchildren and I have had the hardest time trying to keep it a secret until today’s big announcement.

Who knew, after many years of admiring the gorgeous COVERGIRL models, that I would be one at 69 years of age? It just shows, never give up.

Thank you COVERGIRL, for including me in your tribe of diversity. Beauty truly is for women of all ages, and I can’t wait to take you all along this amazing journey with me!

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There’s no question that Maye is an incredible role model.

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