Tyra Banks doesn’t want her son to be a model

Tyra Banks doesn't want her son to follow in her footsteps.

The supermodel, 44, admits she's not crazy about the idea of her 2-year-old, York, one day becoming a model himself, because she says men often don't receive the same status within the industry as women.

"Male models, I don't know if they have the careers the female models tend to have," Banks told Us Weekly. "The female models tend to joke and go, 'They are our accessories. I have on earrings and some shoes, and I have a male model in the shot.' You know, that's kind of what the girls tend to joke about."

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 03: Model / TV Personality Tyra Banks attends the release of the 'America's Next Top Model' mobile game at Avalon on May 3, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Model Tyra Banks is seen leaving The View on April 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Model Tyra Banks attends the discussion for her new book 'Perfect Is Boring' at 92nd Street Y on April 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Tyra Banks seen on the streets of Manhattan on April 03, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tyra Banks
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Tyra Banks visits Build Studio to discuss the new book 'Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss' on April 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MARCH 12: Tyra Banks arrives at 'America's Got Talent' season 13 event held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 12, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Model/TV personality Tyra Banks attends the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: TV personality Tyra Banks attends the screening of Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther' hosted by The Cinema Society on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: TV personality Tyra Banks attends the screening of Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther' hosted by The Cinema Society on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Tyra Banks visits MTV TRL on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MTV/TRL/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Model and TV personality Tyra Banks visits Build Studio to discuss the show 'America's Next Top Model' at Build Studio on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Tyra Banks is seen in NoHo on January 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Tyra Banks on Monday Jan. 8, 2018 -- (Photo by: Zach Pagano/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Tyra Banks -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Model Tyra Banks attends NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Finale at the Dolby Theatre on September 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Live Finale Results' Episode 1224 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mel B, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tyra Banks attends NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Finale Week at Dolby Theatre on September 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Fashion Model / TV Personality Tyra Banks attends NBC's 'America's Got Talent' season 12 live show at Dolby Theatre on September 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Fashion Designer / TV Personality Tyra Banks attends the NBC's 'America's Got Talent' season 12 live show at Dolby Theatre on September 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 29: Tyra Banks arrives at the NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Live Show at Dolby Theatre on August 29, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- 'Live Results 2' -- Pictured: (l-r) Tyra Banks, Evie Clair -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 22: Tyra Banks arrives at NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Live Show at Dolby Theatre on August 22, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Model Tyra Banks performs onstage during the GIRL CULT Festival at The Fonda Theatre on August 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 15: Tyra Banks arrives at NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Live Show at Dolby Theatre on August 15, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 03: Tyra Banks attends the 2017 Summer TCA Tour 'NBCUniversal Press Tour' on August 03, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: Tyra Banks, Billy Deck and Keir Simmons on Friday, July 28, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 559 -- Pictured: Tyra Banks arrives on July 27, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 27: Model Tyra Banks arrives at NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Judge Cut Rounds at the NBC Universal Lot on April 27, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: TV personality/model Tyra Banks attends Freeform 2017 Upfront at Hudson Mercantile on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - MARCH 27: Tyra Banks attends NBC's 'America's Got Talent' season 12 kickoff at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 27, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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That said, Banks assures she's willing to offer advice should York ultimately pursue a modeling career.

"I wouldn't love for him to model, but I wouldn't tell him, 'Don't do it,' because then he'd do it more. I'm going to support what he wants and just hope it's not modeling, but if it is, I'll be telling him how to smize," Banks said, referring to her modeling technique calling for people to smile with their eyes.

York's father is Erik Asla, a Norwegian photographer who dated Banks for four years before their breakup last fall.

Banks broke into the modeling industry as a 15-year-old and quickly became one of the industry's most iconic stars. Her impressive resume includes an eight-year stint as a Victoria's Secret Angel, twice landing the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues and creating and hosting "America's Next Top Model."

She recently returned to "America's Next Top Model" for its ongoing season after briefly stepping away from the series during its previous cycle. She's currently hosting "America's Got Talent" as well.

In February, the supermodel helped surprise Sports Illustrated's latest cover model, Danielle Herrington, by showing her a cardboard cutout of her cover for the first time.

Herrington has said she considers Banks, who was the first African-American model to appear on the SI Swim cover, to be one of her role models.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Supermodel Tyra Banks arrives at the CBS/CW/Showtime Television Critic Association's summer press tour party at 9900 Wilshire Blvd on July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: TV Personality/Model Tyra Banks attends The Paley Center For Media's Tribute To African American Achievements In Television at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 26, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Tyra Banks attends the 22nd annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Glamour Magazine)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04: Tyra Banks arrives at Disney ABC Television Group's 2015 TCA Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: TV personality Tyra Banks leaves the 'Good Afternoon America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on August 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Tyra Banks visits the New York Stock Exchange on March 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by: Charles Eshelman via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 28: TV Personality Tyra Banks attends 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 22 premiere party at Greystone Manor on July 28, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
TV personality Tyra Banks signs copies of her new book 'Modelland' at Barnes & Noble 3rd Street Promenade on September 14, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by: Tommaso Boddi via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 26: Model Tyra Banks arrives at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: TV personality Tyra Banks arrives at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Orpheum Theatre on August 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DE/Getty Images for ATI)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Supermodel Tyra Banks attends the premiere party for Cycle 21 of 'America's Next Top Model' presented by NYLON magazine and the LINE messaging app at SupperClub Los Angeles on August 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Tyra Banks attends the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 14: Tyra Banks arrives at the NBC And Time Inc. 50th Anniversary Celebration Of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Hosted By Heidi Klum at Dolby Theatre on January 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Tyra Banks attends the Endometriosis Foundation of America's 4th annual Blossom Ball at The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on March 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
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