Supermodel Tyra Banks welcomed her first child with boyfriend, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla.

Her son’s name is York Banks Asla, via a surrogate. She posted the announcement on her Instagram page. She put a photo of baby’s hat and wrote:


The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin. As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world.

“We are so excited for our new baby boy bundle of joy. The journey to now has not been an easy process, as I’ve shared before.

But there was a beautiful bright light at the end of the tunnel for me and his father, Erik,” she tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.

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“As I gaze into the beautiful eyes of my son, I think about all the people who struggle with fertility or carrying a child and continue to pray for them every day.

My hopes and dreams are filled with well wishes that they get to feel what my little treasure, York Banks Asla, feels like in my arms.”

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