It wasn’t all smooth sailing though. Maye was also a science nerd – not something that young girls were admired for in South Africa, seeing her become a target for bullies at school.
Maye became independent at the young age of 15 when she entered the world of modelling. Aware of the often-short life span of models, Maye then went on to study and become a dietitian at 21 years of age.
After a nine-year marriage to an engineer, Errol Musk, she was suddenly divorced and single mother to three children. It was at this point in her life that began working up to five jobs at a time to support them. Despite the financial stress, Maye’s parenting style was relaxed and her children were always incredibly well behaved.