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Tyra Banks is a brand-new mom.

The supermodel announced the birth of her baby boy via a surrogate. She had previously struggled with fertility issues.
                     
Tyra Banks, 42, and boyfriend Erik Asla welcome 'miracle' son York via surrogate after 'traumatic' IVF struggle... and thank the 'angel of a woman' who carried him.
The 42-year-old supermodel confirmed the happy news of baby York's arrival on Wednesday as she shared a photo of the newborn's pink and blue striped hospital hat.
She 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.'
Tyra, who has been dating Norwegian photographer Erik for two years, has previously spoken about her struggles to conceive.
She told People in a statement on Wednesday: '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.
'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.'

Proud parents: This is Tyra's first child with her boyfriend Erik, who she is pictured with here last month

Last September Tyra broke down in tears on her recently cancelled FABLife television show, as she hit out at social media bullies who constantly demand to know why she has not had any children.
The star, who has had failed IVF treatments in the past, made the emotional proclamation after Chrissy Teigen brought up her own fertility troubles.
Tyra said: 'I'm so tired of seeing on my social media, "why don't you have kids, why don't you what? Am like you have no idea what am going through. 

Sharing her story: Tyra broke down in tears while discussing her fertility issues with Chrissy Teigen on her TV show FABLife in September

She then explained how she had been certain she would have a large family for her whole life, and was shocked when it did not turn out that way.
The America's Next Top Model host said: 'For a long time, it was so funny, I was 23-years-old, I used to tell myself "in three years I'm going to have kids."
'Then I turned 24, "in three years I'm going to have kids." Every single year I just kept saying that. And then after a while it's like, now I want to, it's not so easy.' 

Happy couple: The star has been dating Erik for two years. Here they are pictured in February 2014

Tyra also spoke to People about her fertility struggles in September, and shared that she had undergone IVF procedures.
'I've had some not happy moments with that, very traumatic moments,' she said. 'It's difficult as you get older. It's not something that can just happen.'
She added: 'When I turned 40, the one thing I was not happy about is that I did not have kids. I'm like, "Damn, the clock is ticking!"

A long time coming: Tyra, seen here in April, has said in the past that she has always wanted children, but her career got in the way

'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.'
Now that America's Next Top Model has ended following 22 seasons, and FABLife has been cancelled, the beauty has more time on her hands to care for her newborn child.
However she will still be juggling her career and parenting, as she has signed on to reprise her role as Eve in a sequel to Disney TV movie Life-Size, which aired in 2000.
While York is Tyra's first child, Erik also has three daughters who live with him in LA, according to Photo Artwork Agency
Growing family: While York is Tyra's first child, it is believed that Erik has three daughters. The America's Next Top Model host shared this sweet photo with her other half last month.
Source; Dailymail. 

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