Maye Musk, 74, dazzles in a blush batwing gown at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on Location

Advertisement

Ethereal: Legendary model Maye Musk looked ethereal in a dazzling blush gown at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on Location event in Hollywood, Florida

Legendary supermodel Maye Musk, 74, dazzles in a blush batwing gown with gold embellishments as she visits the Sports Illustrated swimsuit on location in Florida

Legendary model Maye Musk looked ethereal in a dazzling blush batwing gown at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on Location event in Hollywood, Florida.

The 74-year-old, who is the magazine’s oldest cover model, worked on the red carpet before mingling with her Sports Illustrated peers.

As Musk called up a storm, she lifted the skirt of her dress to reveal her pair of glittery sandals.

Ethereal: Legendary model Maye Musk looked ethereal in a dazzling blush gown at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on Location event in Hollywood, Florida

A pair of huge earrings hung elegantly from Musk’s earlobe, and her white hair was cropped short and combed to the right at the event.

While walking the red carpet, Musk met and posed with MJ Day, editor of Sports Illustrated’s SWIMSUIT issue.

Day donned a bright red dress with short sleeves that fell to her ankles. She wore her blonde hair loose, just touching her shoulders.

work on it!  The 74-year-old, who is the magazine's oldest cover model, worked on the red carpet before mingling with her Sports Illustrated peers

work on it! The 74-year-old, who is the magazine’s oldest cover model, worked on the red carpet before mingling with her Sports Illustrated peers

Stunning: As Musk called up a storm, she lifted the skirt of her dress to reveal her pair of glittery sandals

Stunning: As Musk called up a storm, she lifted the skirt of her dress to reveal her pair of glittery sandals

Stylish: A pair of giant earrings hung elegantly from Musk's earlobe, and her white hair was cut short and swept to the right at the event

Stylish: A pair of giant earrings hung elegantly from Musk’s earlobe, and her white hair was cut short and swept to the right at the event

Maye is one of this year’s cover girls alongside the likes of Kim Kardashian and stunning plus-size model Yumi Nu.

She spoke about being asked to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated in an interview with People, where she revealed that at first she didn’t think the magazine’s executives were serious about her offer.

“My first reaction was that I could never make something like this up because why would anyone have a 74-year-old on their cover, especially in a bathing suit,” she said.

She then noted that she accepted the commission to normalize modeling for older women.

Posing together: While walking the red carpet, Musk met and posed with MJ Day, editor of Sports Illustrated's SWIMSUIT issue

Posing together: While walking the red carpet, Musk met and posed with MJ Day, editor of Sports Illustrated’s SWIMSUIT issue

Shocked: Musk said she didn't think the magazine executives were serious when they offered her a spot on the cover

Shocked: Musk said she didn’t think the magazine executives were serious when they offered her a spot on the cover

“I think women in their 70s will be more comfortable swimming, as will women in their 20s and 30s,” she said.

Maye emphasized that everyone involved in the photo shoot was very professional and helpful.

“Everyone was polite, kind, considerate and caring, so I felt really comfortable in my bathing suit … once you’ve got your first shot, you’re fine with everyone else,” she recalled.

The model then shared some self-confidence advice with the media.

“I’ve gone through different phases in my life where I’ve been rejected, insulted and let down and it just takes away your confidence. Then you just have to get over it,” she said.

Maye concluded by expressing that she had reached a point in her life where she felt she was being treated with a certain level of respect by the public.

“I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and I don’t care, and nobody insults me because — you don’t want to insult a grandmother. The point is people are really good to me at this stage,” she said.

Respected: The fashion industry personality remarked that she was

Respected: The fashion industry personality remarked that she was “the happiest I’ve ever been… and nobody insults me”

You May Also Like