Age is only a number. After we hit a certain number or decade, we are led to believe there are limits, things we can no longer do. In reality, it is never too late to make a dream come true or give up on a passion.

Julia Child didn't write her first cookbook until she was 50, Harland Sanders aka Colonel Sanders was 62 when he franchised Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Grandma Moses didn't begin painting her folk art until she was 78. Throughout history, men and women have made the choice to simply ignore their age and do what they love.

Maye Musk is more than just a grandmother.

At the tender age of 68, she is a supermodel. She was a favourite among designers during New York Fashion Week. She strutted down the runway among girls who were younger than her by several decades.

Maye Musk is more than just a grandmother.

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The mother and grandmother just wants to "work and have fun on those runways."

Musk has been a model for the past 50 years. But it is now as a senior that she has been more busy and on demand than when she was in her 20’s.

The mother and grandmother just wants to "work and have fun on those runways."

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She has modeled in campaigns for Virgin Atlantic Airways, Clinique, Revlon, and many others.

She also became a brand ambassador for the crystal jewelry company Atelier Swarovski.

She has modeled in campaigns for Virgin Atlantic Airways, Clinique, Revlon, and many others.

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Things haven't always been easy. She raised three kids by herself.

“I had to house and feed 3 kids without maintenance. Poverty makes you work really hard. I remember crying when one of my kids spilled milk. The saying goes ‘don’t cry over spilled milk.’ I cried because I couldn’t buy another milk that day,” she admits.

Things haven't always been easy. She raised three kids by herself.

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She raised three successful children while modelling and also studying.

Her son Elon Musk is a Paypal co-founder, Tesla CEO, and Space X founder. Her daughter Tosca is a Hollywood film director and her second son Kimbal owns and operates eight restaurants.

She raised three successful children while modelling and also studying.

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She appeared on Beyoncé’s 2013 music video "Haunted."

She admits the moment she stopped colouring her hair, letting it go to its natural grey was when her modelling career took off.

She appeared on Beyoncé’s 2013 music video "Haunted."

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"My mother had white hair and, of course, it’s much richer and healthier this way. I wish I’d done it earlier," Musk says.

"While it was growing out, I colored my hair a very light blonde, but still had the halo of white hair on top," she recalls. "It looked quite terrible. But I didn’t have any doubts and I didn’t cover up with hats."

"My mother had white hair and, of course, it’s much richer and healthier this way. I wish I’d done it earlier," Musk says.

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A simple advice from a stylist friend to have short and edgy haircut turned her into a fashion swan.

"Looking back, letting my hair go natural was an amazing decision because I started getting major ad campaigns. I also signed with agencies in Europe and travelled to many different cities, which I loved. People would stop me in the street and say they loved my hair," says the grandmother of 10 children.

A simple advice from a stylist friend to have short and edgy haircut turned her into a fashion swan.

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She has a master's degree in dietetics from the University of the Orange Free State in South Africa as well as a degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Toronto, Canada.

"I know all about the science behind healthy eating, but science does not give you willpower," she explains. "When you get older, you have to eat better than you used to because if you let yourself go, it’s really hard to get back on track."

She has a master's degree in dietetics from the University of the Orange Free State in South Africa as well as a degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Toronto, Canada.

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Maye married Elon Mush in 1970 but the relationship dissolved nine years later.

Maye never remarried. "Do you think I have time? I don’t think any man would tolerate my schedule," she says.

Maye married Elon Mush in 1970 but the relationship dissolved nine years later.

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On her down time she goes for walks or swimming with her grandkids.

"I’ll continue working as long as people want to hire me. I have no plans to retire. My mother worked as an artist until she was 96, then spent her last two years reading everything she could find," she admits.

On her down time she goes for walks or swimming with her grandkids.

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Musk believes she gives younger models hope.

"When I go to shoots, the young models are excited to see me. It proves they can have long and successful careers, too," she says.

Musk believes she gives younger models hope.

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