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Tyra Banks Shares The First Photo Of Her Son, York!


Just because it’s all about the kid doesn’t mean Tyra Banks isn’t modeling. She ALWAYS modeling!

The model shared a first glimpse at her newborn baby boy York to Instagram on Sunday, just weeks after he was born via gestational surrogate. Banks, of course, looks VERY dramatic, staring off into the distance in the image, wearing a simple gray sweatshirt paired with a FIERCE head scarf. MOMMY WARRIOR?

“This is the Happiest Valentine’s Day of my life,” Banks wrote. “York, Daddy @erikasla and I send you so much love.”

Banks and her Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, struggled with fertility before deciding to use a surrogate. And we’re so glad they did. This kid is gonna be cute as hell- let’s hope he doesn’t have 100% of his mom’s crazy. Have you seen ANTM lately? PHEW.

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Posted Monday, February 15th, 2016 at 10:10am
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Tyra Is Someone’s MOM.

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Now somebody in the world can call this smize-meister their MOM (and yes, I believe “smize-meister” to be a word).

Tyra Banks and her Norwegian boyf photographer Erik Asla, had a son they named York Banks Asla via gestational surrogate and (in true Tyra fashion) she could not be…more verbose!

“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.

“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.”

“The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here,” Banks, 42, writes. “He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin.”

She adds, “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.”

(via People)

Most celeb baby announcements- a couple sentences, MAX. Leave it to Tyra to really talk this one through, a la America’s Next Top Model. 50 bucks she has another statement/post/update tomorrow. The model is CRAZY. And now, she’s also a mom!

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Posted Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 5:05am
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Tyra Banks Talks Infertility Struggles

Tyra Banks at The 2011 Teen Choice Awards - Arrivals in LA

Hang in there, Tyra Banks.

In a clip from her new talk show FABLife (co-hosted by everyone’s favorite hot weirdo Chrissy Teigen) the very emotional former supermodel talks about her ongoing struggle with infertility AND about feeling judged for not already having kids. She shared:

“Since I was 24, I used to say every year, ‘I will have kids in three years.’ I kept saying it over and over again. Because my business is very entrepreneurial. I’m not for hire, so I have to do everything. I kept trying to find that time for that to happen.”

Hey, you got Sh*t to DO. Tyra has been dating photographer Erik Asla for two years and admits to undergoing IVF treatments in hopes of becoming a mom — without much luck.

“I’ve had some not happy moments with that, very traumatic moments. It’s difficult as you get older. It’s not something that can just happen.”

But she’s staying positive:

“I don’t just want one child. I want a litter! And I want to be the kind of mom where my child can come to me for anything.”

(via PerezHilton)

Dang.  What kind of mom do you think Tyra would/will be?!

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Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Tyra Banks Was A Size Six Back In The Day

CW, CBS And Showtime 2013 Summer TCA in LA

Tyra Banks is getting Suuuuper sick of unrealistic modeling expectations.

Yesterday, the star wrote a lengthy post via Instagram about the expectations models endure in this day and age. Us Weekly reports:

“Models have so much pressure today. They have to look good on AND off the set. They have to arrive backstage at fashion shows looking and dressed as if they are already ON a runway. They have to be slimmer than slim. Skinnier than skinny,” Banks, 41, wrote. “They have to compete with actresses, recording artists and reality stars for magazine covers and ad campaigns. They have to have tons of followers on social media to book top notch jobs.”

The actress-author, who made a point to share a no-makeup photo last week, also noted that a playful selfies can cause models problems!

“And they have to do selfies that make them look relatable, but not TOO relatable,” she continued, “because then people may comment that they don’t understand, ‘Why the heck is THAT girl a friggin’ model??!!!!'”

Banks acknowledged that in her day of modeling, she definitely had to be weight-conscious but it’s nothing like today.

“I think I was size 6, not a size 0. And backstage at fashion shows, I looked like this photo you’re looking at. Yep, that’s teenaged me right before a YSL show was about to start in sneakers, plaid flannel and bad jeans. Mr. Yves Saint Laurent could care how I looked when I arrived to his show,” she said. “But when I hit his stage, he expected excellence. And I made sure I delivered that every time I was chosen to walk his amazing runway.”

She added: “I’m sending love and hugs to all working, aspiring and super models worldwide. You all have lots to live up to. And I’m here cheering for you every single day. Stay strong girls. #throwbackthursday #throwbackTyTy.”

(Via Us Weekly)

Tyra can be crazy, but I definitley agree with her sentiments. Also…can you IMAGINE a model being a size 6 today? I WISH.

Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 9:09am
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