Major beauty brand CoverGirl seems to be on a bit of speedy hiring spree lately, and following recent news of Issa Rae and Ayesha Curry becoming fresh faces of the brand comes word that Maye Musk, 69, will join its diverse ranks.
The longtime model announced the news Wednesday on Instagram, alongside a strikingly gorgeous photo of her wearing a stylish black turtleneck, leather pants, and a fierce cut of her silver hair, which was pushed back from her face of soft, natural-toned makeup. Musk’s caption further explained her excitement: “Who knew, after many years of admiring the gorgeous COVERGIRL models, that I would be one at 69 years of age? It just shows, never give up. Thank you COVERGIRL, for including me in your tribe of diversity. Beauty truly is for women of all ages, and I can’t wait to take you all along this amazing journey with me!”
I'm so excited to say that I'm now officially a COVERGIRL! My three kids, ten grandchildren and I have had the hardest time trying to keep it a secret until today's big announcement. Who knew, after many years of admiring the gorgeous COVERGIRL models, that I would be one at 69 years of age? It just shows, never give up. Thank you COVERGIRL, for including me in your tribe of diversity. Beauty truly is for women of all ages, and I can’t wait to take you all along this amazing journey with me! Follow @covergirl for more updates. #JustGettingStarted #COVERGIRLMADE
A post shared by Maye Musk (@mayemusk) on Sep 27, 2017 at 6:46am PDT
After so many years of wearing makeup and serving as a brand muse for different companies, one might think Musk had grown bored with it all. But according to a statement she released, that couldn’t be further from the truth. “With wearing makeup a part of my job as a model, one might think I’d get tired of it, but I absolutely love it,” she said. “I’ve had the benefit of working with a lot of wonderful artists through the years, and it’s a fascinating process: You start as a blank canvas and then a transformation occurs, but there’s always a very real and honest piece of me there too.”
Ukonwa Ojo, CoverGirl’s senior vice president, also shared a statement: “This is exactly what COVERGIRL is all about: owning your identity and proudly sharing with the world all the facets that make you, you. Maye is an affirmation of the power and importance of diversity and inclusivity in the world of beauty. She is unstoppable and, together, we’re just getting started!”
Musk has appeared on countless magazine covers and walked tons of Fashion Week runways, and now she’s adding CoverGirl to her long résumé of accomplishments. Talk about aging gracefully. This lovely lady has got it down to a science.
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