Being an officially designated CoverGirl to represent CoverGirl makeup and fashion campaings has always been a coveted privilege among models and celebrities. Some recent Cover Girls include Ayesha Curry and Issa Rae. But last year, Cover Girl surprised everyone when they chose Maye Musk as their next cover model. What was surprising about their choice? Musk is 69 years old.
Looking at these beautiful shots of Musk, it’s hard to care about her age at all. She’s absolutely stunning, and pulls off the classic Cover Girl look effortlessly. Ukonwa Ojo, Senior Vice President of CoverGirl says, “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.”
Maye has 3 kids and 10 grandchildren. And now she’s showing everyone that beauty is for women of all ages. Maye isn’t just a model, she’s an accomplished dietitian, having received a Master’s in dietetics from the University of the Orange Free State in South Africa, as well as another Master’s degree in nutritional science from the University of Toronto.
“People are living longer and enjoying their lives more and know they don’t have to disappear when they retire,” says Musk. “I will never retire.”
Musk has been modelling since she was a teenager. Here’s a shot from a 1965 makeup add:
Musk told the New York Times, “Aging 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 to be 70.”
Her confidence really makes the photos and she’s especially proud of her striking gray locks. “I don’t dye my hair. It’s so fabulous.” We totally agree!