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Tyra Banks Announces Birth of Her Son, York, on Instagram

Tyra Banks is a mom now!

The media maven and supermodel announced the arrival of her son, York Banks Asla, yesterday on Instagram. She and Norwegian photographer Erik Asla conceived the child through a surrogate, according to People magazine.

"The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here," Banks, 42, writes on Instagram. "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."

Late last year, Banks revealed that she had undergone IVF procedures due to problems conceiving but they were unsuccessful.

"When I turned 40, the one thing I was not happy about is that I did not have kids," she says.

"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.

Photos via Instagram

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