Tyra Banks may know *exactly* what to do on the runway, but she鈥檚 still figuring it all out when it comes to being a parent in the public eye. The supermodel became a mommy in January of last year via surrogate, but for more than a year, we had no idea what her little tyke looked like. While she eventually opted to share a shot of her 18-month-old son, York Banks Asla, the 43-year-old says it didn鈥檛 exactly go according to plan.

鈥淚t wasn鈥檛 so much that I was itching for the world to see him,鈥 she explained on Late Night With Seth Meyers this Thursday. Instead, she says she felt the need to share a pic of her son before the paparazzi got a chance to do so.

The decision was one Banks made on the fly after being spotted by photogs while she and York were returning from a Father鈥檚 Day outing with his dad, photographer Erik Asla, and Banks鈥 own father. 鈥淚鈥檓 trying to hide him with a blanket,鈥 she recalls. 鈥淚 pull over to the gas station after they get the shot, I text his dad, and I鈥檓 like, 鈥業鈥檝e got to put this picture out before the paparazzi. I don鈥檛 want them to make money off of our child and have the first picture鈥 I鈥檝e gotta beat them to the punch. So, I post the damn picture.鈥

Her plan worked a little too well, however: As Banks said, 鈥淭he next day, there ain鈥檛 no paparazzi pictures, 鈥檆ause mama knew how to hide [him from] that camera! She鈥檚 a supermodel for a reason! And so now his picture is out there and I didn鈥檛 need it to be!鈥

OOF! While she may not have been fully ready to share little York with the world, we鈥檙e glad the incident gave us the shot in question: He鈥檚 absolutely darling!

Watch her interview in full below.

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(h/t Refinery29; photo via Cindy Ord/Getty)