Tyra Banks welcomes baby boy York Banks Asla via surrogate

By Huna A January 28, 2016

Tyra Banks has become a mum. 

The America’s Next Top Model host and her photographer boyfriend Erik Asla have welcomed a son York Banks Asla, via surrogate. 

Banks announced the birth of the child on her Instagram along with a photo of the most adorable hat ever. The proud mum described their new baby as “the best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here.” 

She goes on to gush about York’s features saying “He's got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik's mouth and chin.” Too sweet! 

tyra banks welcomes baby boy

The 42-year-old supermodel has been quite open about her struggles with fertility. In 2015, on her show The Fab Life, Tyra Banks broke down while talking about how people constantly asked her why she didn’t have kids. The emotional episode also featured mum-to-be Chrissy Teigen, who alongside Banks urged people not to question why people don’t have kids as you never know what struggles they may be going through. 

Congratulations to Tyra, Erik and baby York! 

Smooth Mrec