Tyra Banks Regrets Sharing a Photo of Baby York, Says She Only Did It to Thwart the Paparazzi [Video]

Tyra Banks shared the first picture of her son, York Banks Asla, on Father’s Day.

Up until that point fans hadn’t had a chance to see the little one’s face — but Tyra says that she would’ve kept it that way if it weren’t for meddling paparazzi.

via Page Six:

“It wasn’t so much that I was itching for the world to see him. I went to a restaurant for Father’s Day with my son and my dad. It was by the ocean and my son was, ‘Awa! Awa! Awa!’ Water. And so I was like, ‘OK, you’re going to get in the water for the first time.’ I slathered him with sunscreen; he was looking purple, ’cause he’s black, so when we put on sunscreen we look purple,” Banks said on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” Thursday. “And he just was looking crazy — got slammed by waves, sand everywhere.”

As they were leaving their Father’s Day celebration, Banks, 43, noticed paparazzi trying to take their picture, so she tried to conceal the baby with a blanket.

“I pull over the gas station after they get the shot, 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 recalled to Meyers. “The next day, there ain’t no paparazzi pictures, ’cause mama knew how to hide that camera. She’s a supermodel for a reason! And so now his picture is out there and I didn’t need it to be!”

If you missed the photo, click here. York sure is a cutie!

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