Maye Musk

Her billionaire son may have dominated headlines recently, but 74-year-old Maye Musk is now in the spotlight after becoming the oldest model to feature on the Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit cover. The model and dietician is one of four SI Swimsuit 2022 cover stars, along with reality star Kim Kardashian, singer Ciara and musician and fashion entrepreneur Yumi Nu. Musk is the mother of Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, restaurateur Kimbal Musk and filmmaker Tosca Musk. “If I thought I could be a swimsuit model for Sports Illustrated, people would have locked me away as a crazy lady,” said Musk with laughter in a video released by the magazine. “And now, here I am.” “I’m very excited to let people know that women in their 70s are gorgeous,” she added. MJ Day, editor-in-chief of SI Swimsuit, championed the latest women chosen to feature on the cover. “The journey we’ve been on — to break out of the mold the world put us in — may sound familiar. It’s certainly familiar to the women we’ve chosen to be our cover models: Maye, Ciara, Yumi, Kim,” said Day in a press release Monday.