Miss Jay Alexander from America's Next Top Model attends the Betsey Johnson Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent in Bryant Park on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Alexander's book is in stores today.
Runway coach J. Alexander
, known affectionately to America's Next Top Model
fans as "Miss J," dropped a happy bombshell during an appearance on The Tyra Show
this week: he's the father of a 7-year-old boy.
Alexander, who has been friends with Tyra Banks
since he was 16, says he and an ex-boyfriend both donated sperm to help a friend in Paris: A French lesbian had asked if we would be sperm donors. So we thought, 'OK, you want me to do you?' And she was like, 'Ooooh, I'm not that talented.' So I said, 'Okay fine.' So we did a little test tube.
Alexander's ex is the biological father, but Miss J says he's still very much involved in the child's life. He seems to be a fan of the 7-year-old, swearing he's "an incredibly smart child. He was toilet-trained at a year and three months. He refuses to drink out of plastic and will use only glass."
Miss J. details his experience in his new book, Follow the Model
, in stores today.More pictures of Miss J. Alexander: