Elon Musk, left, with mother Maye Musk.
Photograph by Charles Eshelman — FilmMagic/Getty Images
By Benjamin Snyder
May 6, 2015

Tesla’s (FB) CEO Elon Musk is known for his electric cars and space rockets, but he’s not the only famous face in the Musk family.

Maye Musk, Elon’s mother, has been a working model for years, Business Insider reported Wednesday, and she recently appeared in a Virgin America fall ad campaign, according to the article.

According to Business Insider:

Maye Musk’s modeling portfolio dates back to the 1960s when she was a finalist for Miss South Africa, according to her modeling website. Musk was also the cover model for the controversial New York magazine where she was the “pregnant old lady” in 2011.

Musk posted the image to her Twitter account in October. She appeared to be thrilled about the ad, according to a tweet from her personal account at the time:

Awesome 4 me 2! Thx @LAModelsAgency@alunardini: awesome… @mayemusk in new @virginamerica fall campaign! pic.twitter.com/EGPhSiZvoN

— Maye Musk (@mayemusk) October 22, 2014


Musk’s Twitter profile, which includes photos from her career as a model, can be found here, along with a link to her Instagram account.

Her son Elon, meanwhile, has been making a splash in the energy world, most recently when he unveiled new batteries for the home and workplace.


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