On Wednesday evening, supermodel Tyra Banks seemed to emerge out of hiding (at least for me), and surprised fans everywhere by announcing the birth of her first child. When I heard the news, I immediately wondered who the father of the baby was, because I haven't really been keeping up with Banks' love life, to be honest. I saw a Scandinavian sounding name popping up repeatedly while reading about the new baby: Erik Asla, So, who is this Erik Alsa, Tyra Banks' boyfriend and father of her newborn son?
Without knowing much about Asla, I can already tell that he and Banks have a very adorable baby boy, because gave fans a sneak peek at their bundle of joy, York Banks Asla. Along with an Instagram photo of a tiny hat, she described him in her caption:
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.
Aww! I can't wait to see this new family out and about together, but first let's find out some more about York's daddy and Banks' boo, Asla.
He Is Norwegian
I was right on the Scandinavian bit. According to his official site, Asla is Norwegian born and bred, and the whole tall, blonde, and brooding thing definitely shows in him. I do not mind that one bit.
He Is A Photographer
Asla moved to Los Angeles for work and his talent quickly landed him a spot as assistant to legendary photographer Herb Ritts. He must be good.
He Met Tyra At Work
The couple have been together for over two years. They met on set of Noway's Next Top Model and have been together since then.
He Has An Impressive Resume
According to his site, Asla has shot campaigns for Calvin Klein and shot editorials for pretty much every fashion magazine under the sun, including, Allure, Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, GQ Australia, Interview, Marie Claire, The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair.
He Is Now A Father Of Four
Asla is now a father of four! His work bio states that he lives in Los Angeles with his three daughters. One photo on his Instagram includes one of his daughters, who has inherited his good looks is signed with Elite modeling agency.
Looks like baby York has himself some very talented parents!