Tyra Banks's Son, York, Can Speak 3 Languages, and He's Only 5 Years Old!

We can only imagine the list of accomplishments and hosting accolades Tyra Banks's résumé must hold — including mom! The former supermodel and then-boyfriend, Erik Asla, brought a sweet baby boy into the world via surrogate, named York Banks Asla. Banks never passes up on an opportunity to rave about her son and said at an early age he was already ahead in his classes, being able to count and recognize colors. And get this: he can speak three languages! "He speaks Spanish, Norwegian, and English," she told People. "He's a smart one — but he's still crazy and damn near rolling on the floor and not listening to me most of the time!"

The 47-year-old mom doesn't favor showing York on social media. In fact, Banks revealed in an interview that she was forced to post a photo of her son after learning paparazzi had obtained photos of them out in public. "I text his dad and I'm like, 'I've got to put this picture out before the paparazzi. I don't want them to make money off our child and have the first picture.' So, I posted the damn picture." Banks isn't messing around, especially when it comes to her kid! For more on York and Banks's parenting style, keep reading.

York Banks Asla

York, born in 2016, is being raised to be a well-rounded individual, primarily focusing on teaching York about race and pride. "I'm trying to get in front of it so he doesn't get called a name at school one day and not understand what that is . . . but he doesn't even understand what black and white is," she explained in a virtual appearance on The Dr. Oz Show.

In addition to to speaking three languages, York is also a wordsmith! Banks admitted to looking up a few words after her son asked for their definition.