I'm a COVERGIRL at 70 - it only took 50 years!

I began my modeling career when I was 15 years old in Pretoria and Johannesburg. While I worked at modeling, I completed a BS degree in dietetics, had 3 children, then added a Master of Science degree while running a modeling school in the evenings. I worked diligently at my education, never imagining my modeling career would span more than 50 years. 

After moving to Toronto at 42, I continued modeling, represented by the Elite Modeling Agency. I then obtained my second MS degree, in Nutritional Sciences, from the University of Toronto, and made time to rewrite the exams to register as a dietitian in Canada and the US. These qualifications and enthusiasm for good health send me around the world on speaking engagements. My health tips are on www.mayemusk.com. Yes, I love being a busy lady!

By 50 I had moved to New York and my career took on an exciting new energy with major campaigns.

To celebrate my 60th birthday I stopped coloring my hair, cut it short and let my natural silver color shine. The new look brought a major campaign for Virgin America and Joe Fresh, billboards in Times Square, covers of Elle Quebec, New York Magazine, L'Officiel Azerbaijan, Grazia UK, S-Moda, Vogue Korea, Prestige HongKong, and many others, music videos and commercials, and recently the "It Girl" in Vanity Fair.

I love traveling for speaking engagements and modeling jobs. IMG Models represents me worldwide, so my passport and suitcase are always ready.

To increase good health in children, I serve on the LA Board of Big Green, building vegetable gardens in underserved schools around the country. Over 500 have been built, aiming for 1000.

My favorite hashtag is #ItsGreatToBe70 because it is!