This morning, chances are you woke up pretty much the same as you did yesterday, and you probably thought this would just be a regular day too.
However, today is not just a typical Friday because we’ve discovered that Elon Musk’s mother, Maye Musk is the most stylish 69-year-old in town — and she is the epitome of cool! *jaw drops*
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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! Follow @covergirl for more updates. #JustGettingStarted #COVERGIRLMADE
Maye Musk made headlines and broke records when she was announced as the new face of CoverGirl earlier today.
“Maye is an affirmation of the power and importance of diversity and inclusivity in the world of beauty. This is exactly what CoverGirl is all about: owning your identity and proudly sharing with the world all the facets that make you, you,” CoverGirl global senior vice-president Ukonwa Ojo said in a statement.
Congrats Mom! I love you.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 28, 2017
Maye Musk raised Elon and her two other children Tosca, a filmmaker, and Kimbal, the co-founder of the Kitchen Community, a nonprofit that builds outdoor classrooms, largely for single moms in South Africa. The firece model currently has 10 grandchildren.
Elon Musk shared a sweet tweet on Thursday to congratulate his mom by saying, “Congrats Mom! I love you.”
The South African-raised model has been in the industry for over 50 years, and is signed with IMG Models Worldwide. Maye has appeared on the covers of magazines like New York Magazine, Vogue Korea and Elle Quebec, as well as beauty campaigns for Clinique and Revlon.
What’s more, she was also featured in Beyonce’s music video for the song “Haunted” in 2013.
Maye Musk revealed that she is glad CoverGirl chose her as they haven’t had a model this old in their campaigns. “I think that women will be really inspired to see that even at 69 you can get a beauty campaign,” she said.
“Ageing has been good for me. You develop confidence, you’re able to handle the knocks a little easier. I model for my age. I’m not trying to hide it and say I’m 50. I’m so proud that I’m going be 70.”
She attributes her renaissance of popularity to her decision to go grey at 60. “Suddenly I have all these editorials and bookings, and everybody is loving it.” Maye wrote in an Instagram post, “Thank you COVERGIRL, for including me in your tribe of diversity.”
“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.” Well said, Elon’s mom!
Oh, and did we mention that she has two science degrees including a masters in nutrition? The model also runs a charity that builds herb and vegetable gardens in schools for over 45 years now.
Check out her Instagram account for more photos. Her page is truly more of a gift to this earth than our sweet selfies will ever be.