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Maye Musk is Elon Musk’s mother who attributes his success to her and the way she has nurtured and influenced him. Elon Musk has publicly stated numerous times that his mother is his hero.
Born in Canada, Maye immigrated to South Africa with her parents when she was only 2 years old. She became a model at fifteen, won a beauty pageant at twenty-one, and got married at twenty-two. After discovering her husband's infidelity and suffering many episodes of domestic violence, she divorced her husband at the age of thirty-one. As a single mother with three children to raise, she juggled school and work after the divorce, and eventually obtained two masters degrees in nutrition to become a professional dietitian.
When her three kids grew up and left home, Maye decided to return to the modeling industry at nearly 50 years old. She was not afraid of aging and dared to reveal her true self. Her iconic silver hair and sheer self-confidence helped her gain popularity and eventually become a world-renowned supermodel in her golden years. Just like that, Maye, who has never shied away from pressing the “restart” button, became the master of her own destiny. For this reason, she has become an inspiration and an idol to many women all around the world.