A number of years in the past, you might need not recognized who Maye Musk is. Because of a 2017 CoverGirl industrial that’s nonetheless commonly operating, nonetheless, her lovely, now 71-year-old face has change into a really acquainted one — and so has her voice. “They are saying at a sure age, you simply cease caring,” she says in her charming South African accent. “I’m wondering what age that’s.” And now, the mannequin is utilizing her voice in a distinct however simply as influential method: in a brand new guide that takes the glamorous and not-so-glamorous experiences of her life and turns them into sensible recommendation for anybody trying to efficiently navigate their very own ups and downs.

In A Lady Makes a Plan:
Recommendation for a Lifetime of Journey, Magnificence, and Success
, revealed by Viking/Penguin, Musk displays on her recollections and turns them into insights on the whole lot from elevating equally bold youngsters as a single mom (you’ve most likely heard of one in every of her sons, Elon Musk), well being (along with modeling, she’s a registered dietitian-nutritionist), being open to journey, and overcoming profession challenges.


The profession challenges Musk has confronted as a mannequin have shifted over time however are largely rooted in defying antiquated norms within the magnificence and trend business. “Being the oldest CoverGirl was my largest modeling achievement, and is appreciated by girls of all ages,” she tells Attract. However that wasn’t her solely groundbreaking modeling second. Within the 1980s, when physique variety was virtually nonexistent within the enterprise, Musk broke down obstacles. After gained about 65 kilos, Musk was stunned to search out that she was nonetheless reserving modeling jobs. “Then an entire new plus-size trend line was launched, and I used to be their mannequin. I used to be the primary plus-size mannequin in South Africa.”

Though Musk has worn each mannequin and dietitian-nutritionist hats all through her life, being a author is a brand new pursuit — however it’s one she felt she couldn’t delay any longer. “Throughout my many interviews and talks all over the world, folks would say I had ‘pearls of knowledge.’ That comes with age and expertise,” Musk tells Attract. “By means of feedback from folks at my talks, and from the numerous youthful individuals who observe me on social media, I started to see how the issues I’ve survived and struggled by way of over many a long time would possibly assist somebody who’s going by way of one thing related in their very own lives.”

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