Chinese electronics giant Oppo has signed Maye Musk, the mother of Elon Musk, as the global ambassador for the brand’s flagship smartphone the Find X6 Pro. The 75-year-old model and dietitian will appear in a series of commercials and events to promote the Find X6 Pro, which is being touted as the best camera smartphone in the world. Photos from the first official photoshoot recently surfaced on the internet along with a video ad that was leaked on YouTube.
In the commercial, Maye Musk can be seen holding a toy plane, talking about her adventure-filled childhood and how her three children, including Elon Musk, have inherited her perseverance to constantly grow. She even quips about how she hopes “it takes them to space and beyond.” It should be noted that Oppo hasn’t officially released the commercial or pictures from the photoshoot.
Oppo’s move to sign Maye Musk as a brand ambassador for the Find X6 Pro smartphone has come as a surprise to many. It’s quite obvious that the brand wants to utilize the extremely popular Musk name as an effective promotional tool; we’ve seen how anything related to Elon can quickly grab attention. However, it would be unfair to say that was the only reason behind choosing Maye Musk. After all, she has had an illustrious modeling career spanning over 50 years. Even beyond her relation to the world’s richest person, Maye has all the qualities to be the face of a flagship product. In fact, the Find X6 Pro in brown color looks pretty good on her in the photoshoot where she can be seen wearing a beautiful maroon dress.
The Oppo Find X6 Pro was launched in China in March this year. The flagship product comes with top-end specifications and features in a bid to compete with the best and the most expensive smartphones in the market. In fact, the Find X6 Pro has been recognized as the world’s best camera smartphone by DXOMARK. According to the camera benchmarking platform, Oppo’s flagship device received a total camera score of 153 points in its test, beating the likes of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max and Google Pixel 7 Pro to take the first spot. The smartphone comes with Hasselblad cameras at the back, featuring a 50MP primary sensor with OIS, a 50MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 50MP telephoto lens. Other specifications include a 6.82-inch AMOLED 120Hz display, the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chipset, and a 5,000mAh battery with 100W fast charging support.
Maye Musk – the multifaceted mother of the world’s richest person
Maye Musk is nothing short of a superhero. Not only has she played an important role throughout Elon’s career, supporting him even in the most difficult times, but also had a successful modeling career that started more than 50 years ago. Born in Canada on April 19, 1948, Maye moved to South Africa when she was a toddler. Maye described her parents as “very famous“ and adventurers. They even flew around the world in a prop plane in 1952. Maye was also a finalist in the 1969 Miss South Africa beauty competition. After quitting for a few years, she resumed her modeling journey when she moved to Canada after divorcing Elon’s dad Errol Musk.
Over the years, Maye has appeared on the covers of magazines, including a Time magazine health edition, Women’s Day, international editions of Vogue, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In addition to being a successful model, Maye is also a dietitian with a Ph.D. in the subject and also a successful author.