CoverGirl has tapped another gorgeous person to rep for them: Maye Musk, who has been modeling for 50 years. She’s aged like a fine wine that has been slathered in sunscreen and serums on a daily basis.
Musk is celebrating her contribution to CoverGirl’s diversity direction and declaring that beauty is for all ages, which makes me hopeful I’ll feel the same way before I’m issued the discounted Metrocard for the bus.
In an interview with the New York Times, Musk responded to a question about how she feels being CoverGirl’s newest ambassador. It turns into a meditation on joys of aging that will have you fist pumping the air and canceling your salon appointment—then immediately calling back and reconfirming that appointment, because who are you kidding, you ain’t Maye Musk:
I just love that CoverGirl wants to do diversity. They haven’t had a model this old in their campaigns. I’m turning 70 in April of next year. I think that women will be really inspired to see that even at 69 you can get a beauty campaign.
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 be 70.
I don’t dye my hair. It’s so fabulous. I had brown hair for so long. I was always getting my roots done. Sometimes I did it myself because I couldn’t afford to go to a hair salon. When I turned 60, I decided to see what color I am underneath. I started dyeing my hair a very light blond and then I let it grow out. I cut it very short.
Hell yeah! I do not want to know what my natural hair color is again until my late sixties either, now. According to the NYT, Musk has two masters degrees and is also a dietician and nutritionist (beauty starts on the inside—with supplements), has appeared on the covers of Vogue Korea and Italia, New York Magazine, Elle Canada and Vanity Fair. She also has three beautiful children, one of whom may soon be able to shoot her into space. CoverGirl is just another feather in her cap, one more bonus to having lived almost 70 years.