By now, everyone knows that Elon Musk has bought Twitter and has become public enemy number one because of his fight for free speech.
Whether you like him or not, Elon Musk is quickly going down as one of the most influential people to have ever walked the face of the earth. The tech mogul and Tesla founder is now worth over $260 billion. You can't help but wonder what kind of family he came from, and you might be surprised to learn that his mother is a model and registered dietitian who has been a CoverGirl spokesperson, appeared on Special K cereal boxes, and posed for Time magazine. You may not know who Maye Musk is because she lays low for the most part, but she has certainly made a name for herself.
Maye Musk Was a Finalist in Miss South Africa
Maye Musk was born Maye Haldeman in Canada on April 19, 1948 and traveled extensively around the world when she was just a child. She was a finalist in the 1969 Miss South Africa beauty contest and that was the start of her modeling career. She wrote in an Instagram post that she actually use to make her own clothes.
Maye Musk Has Modeled All Around the World
Musk, 74, still models to this day for various magazines around the world, including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and Marie Claire. Her signature look is short, gray and silver hair with oversized fits and bold colors.
Maye Musk Is a Registered Dietitian
It's not surprising that Musk is a registered dietitian, considering she's so healthy and vibrant in her 70s. She earned a master's degree in nutritional science from the University of Toronto. Her Instagram profile shows that she prioritizes healthy eating and regular exercise.
Maye Musk Has Always Been Supportive of Her Son's Career
Musk has three children: Elon, Kimbal, and Tosca. She divorced Errol Musk in 1979 and although Elon chose to live with his father after the divorce, she has been very involved in Elon's life. She appeared on stage with him at SNL and shared his Time cover in support of all his hard work.