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A strong figure for female empowerment, wellness and entrepreneurship, Maye Musk is a respected dietitian, supermodel and advocate for healthy eating and lifestyle ("Science meets Common Sense"), while challenging the age stereotype within the fashion industry.
Musk lists her greatest achievement as raising her highly innovative children, Elon, Kimbal and Tosca, to become ground-breaking entrepreneurs in their respective fields. As a single parent who lived in a rent-controlled apartment in Toronto, Canada, Musk allowed her children to go their own way, make their choices, and be responsible for their decisions.
Maye studied dietetics at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and went on to be awarded two master’s degrees within the field, one from the University of the Orange Free State, South Africa and the other from the University of Toronto, Canada. She is passionate about advancing the profession of dietetics and has started a private dietetic practice in eight cities, in three countries. Musk was President of the Consulting Dietitians of Canada, Chair of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and won the Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur Award in the US.
Musk has worked for several brands such as Moncler, Tiffany & Co., JNBY-China, Dolce & Gabbana, Target, Macy’s, Swarovski, Virgin America, and many more. Today at 71 years old Musk is the oldest spokesmodel for CoverGirl.
She has been frequently featured in major fashion magazines, such as Vanity Fair, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Time, New York Magazine, and Allure. Maye made her New York Fashion Week debut in 2017 and has walked many runways since. Born in Canada, Maye lived in South Africa for several years and now resides in Los Angeles.
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Books:A Woman Makes a Plan, January 2020