Erik Asla was born on 21 May 1964, in Norway, and is a professional photographer, but best known for his long-term relationship with supermodel Tyra Banks. He worked with Banks in several “Top Model” programs she produced, and with other supermodels. He’s also worked with big corporations in various industries, such as the automotive industry.
Physical Appearance: Erik Asla
Erik Asla is a tall and handsome man. He is currently 58 years of age. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He is 6 feet and 2 inches (187 centimeters) tall, and he weighs 180 lbs (80 kilograms). Erik Asla is an accomplished photographer who has worked with many popular magazines. Apart from that, he is also a father of four and a former partner of Tyra Banks.
Personal Life: Erik Asla
Erik and Tyra began dating in 2013 after meeting each other on the set of “Norway’s Next Top Model”. The two confirmed their relationship shortly afterward when they were spotted having lunch together in West Hollywood. After two years together, the two decided to have a family though didn’t want to marry. They tried many times, but they couldn’t have a child due to Banks’ age and the issues that came with it. In 2015, the couple decided to have a child through successful surrogacy.
However, their relationship only lasted for two more years, when the couple called it quits without specifying the reasons for their break-up. The two still share custody over their child, and Asia also has three children from a previous relationship.
Life and Career: Erik Asla
At a young age, Erik Asla developed an interest in photography, while completing his high school education in Norway. Following school, they moved around Europe working as a freelance photographer, before settling in Paris, France. Wanting to gain bigger projects, he subsequently moved to Los Angeles and started working as an assistant for fashion photographer Herb Ritts.
He gained a lot of skills and developed his talents under the tutelage of another professional photographer. He then started working with models and gained a lot of attention thanks to his photoshoots with model Emily Ratakjowski. This led him to work with several publications, including “Vanity Fair”, “GQ Australia”, “Allure”, and “Bazaar”. He also worked with top brands such as Calvin Klein and Audi.
Children: Erik Asla
He has four children. He has three daughters from his past relationship, namely Tatjana, Taylor, and Tatum. Erik Asla’s ex-wife and mother of his daughters is Ena LaVan. He also has a son, York Banks Asla, with the American model, Tyra Banks.
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Ex-Girlfriend – Tyra Banks
Tyra began her pursuit of a modeling career at the age of 15, while she was studying in Los Angeles. She was rejected by modeling agencies four times before she gained a contract, but the eventual move to sign her as a model would prove lucrative. Over the next few years, she would gain numerous accolades for her work – she became the first African-American model to be featured on the cover of both the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue”, and “GQ”.
This led her to sign as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and work as a model for the company for nearly a decade. She made her film debut in 1995’s “Higher Learning”, and started to gain major roles in the 2000s coinciding with her increased modeling fame. Tyra worked on the box office success “Coyote Ugly”, and had a role in the horror film “Halloween: Resurrection”. She also made guest appearances in “Glee” and “Gossip Girl”.
As of early-2022, Erik Asla has a net worth estimated to be over $5 million, earned through success as a professional photographer. He is one of the more recognized photographers, making public appearances, gaining endorsement deals, and high profile contracts on television, as well as with several notable companies. Most of his earnings come from his photography business. He also earns through public awareness campaigns and sponsorship deals.
Erik Asla is an active personality on social media. He is on Instagram with the username @erikasla and has around 18k followers on his Instagram account. He shares photos with his son and family members on his Instagram account.