Maye Musk Biography
A native of Regina, Canada, Maye Musk is a dietitian and model. She has been a model for 50 years, emerging on the covers of magazines, including Women’s Day, international editions of Vogue, Time magazine health edition, and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Maye Musk Age
Musk is 74 years old as of 2022. She was born on 19 April 1948 in Regina, Canada. She celebrates her birthday on 19 April every year.
Maye Musk Height
Musk stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches(1.73 m) tall and weighs 58 kg( 128 lbs).
Maye Musk Education
Musk acquired a master’s degree in dietetics from the University of the Orange Free State in South Africa. She later gained another master’s degree in nutritional science from the University of Toronto.
Maye Musk Family
Musk was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, by her parents Winnifred Josephine “Wyn” (Fletcher) and Dr. Joshua Norman Haldeman, amateur archeologists and a chiropractor who were adventurous and flew the family around the world in a prop plane in 1952. She is a twin and one of five siblings.
Her family moved to Pretoria, South Africa, in 1950. For over ten years, the family would spend time roaming the Kalahari desert in search of its fabled Lost City of the Kalahari. Their parents gave slide shows and talk about their journeys.” My parents were very famous, but they were never snobs,” she said.
Maye Musk Husband
Musk married her loving husband Errol Musk a South African engineer she met in high school but later on divorced. They had three kids: Elon Musk, Tosca Musk, and Kimbal Musk. She named Elon after her American grandfather, John Elon Haldeman (born in Illinois).
Maye Musk Net Worth
Musk has an estimated net worth of $45 Million dollars.
Maye Musk Modeling
Musk’s modeling career continued in Canada and the United States. She has emerged on boxes of Special K cereal, in Revlon ads, and in a Beyoncé video. She emerged nude on the cover of Time magazine for a health issue and also nude on the cover of New York magazine in 2011 with a fake pregnant belly.
She was on the cover of Elle Canada in 2012 and starred in advertisement campaigns for Virgin and Target America. In September 2017, she became CoverGirl’s oldest spokesmodel at age 69, which one news story reported as “making history”.
In 2022, at age 74, she was the oldest Sports Illustrated swimsuit model to date, emerging on the cover of the annual issue. In addition to modeling, she has a business as a dietitian and gives presentations worldwide. She wrote a biography titled A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success (2019).
Maye Musk Dietitian
Musk has two master’s degrees, one in nutritional science and the other in dietetics. She made a successful dietitian practice in South Africa and then rebuilt her career after moving to Canada in her 40s. Being a dietitian provided her with a stable career when modeling work was slow.
She put on weight in her 30s, and in the 1990s she was able to shed about 50 pounds by refocusing on healthier food choices like yogurt, vegetables, and legumes. However, she’s been upfront about how hard it is to maintain her weight, especially because she has a sweet tooth and is tempted by treats such as chocolate and sticky toffee pudding.
Maye Musk Books
- A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success 2019
- Executive Stamina: 21 Days to Change a Habit 1999
- Feel Fantastic: Maye Musk’s Good Health Clinic 1996