At this point, we all are familiar with Elon Musk, from his many tweets to the iconic SpaceX mission where he launched a Tesla car into outer space. However, many are oblivious to the fact that the engineer’s mother is just as much (if not more) of a badass as Elon himself.


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Maye Musk is a 70-year-old model and dietician, as well as the mother of Elon, Kimbal and Tosca Musk. While born in Canada, she moved to South Africa at a young age where her family spent a decade roaming Kalahari desert gaining notoriety as adventurers. In 1969 Maye was a finalist in Miss South Africa beauty competition, later earning a Master’s degree in dietetics. She continued her modeling career after returning to Canada with her children and has been gracing various magazine covers for 50 years. In addition to her truly stunning modeling portfolio, Maye Musk is known for her presentations as a nutrition expert all over the world. She admits that her interest is helping children eat better through vegetable gardens in underserved schools. Maye manages both her passions perfectly all the while proving that beauty doesn’t go away with age.

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Everyone is familiar Elon Musk and his many ventures

However, many are oblivious to Elon’s mother, who is just as cool (if not cooler) as her son

Maye Musk is a 70-year-old model and dietician

She started her modeling career back in the late 60s

And has been doing it for over 50 years now!

Maye also has a Master’s degree in dietetics

And is known for her presentations as a nutrition expert all over the world

She admits that her interest is helping children eat better

Maye manages both her passions perfectly all the while proving that beauty doesn’t go away with age

Watch the video below and see how Maye makes having 10 grandchildren and a 50-year-long modeling career work