Meet Katherine Webb, a Miss USA contestant who became America's sweetheart almost overnight.
Besides being the target of Brent Musburger's on-air drool during ESPN's broadcast of the BCS championship football game Monday, it turns out that Webb is a West Hollywood-based model (photos at the bottom).
She dates lucky Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (#winning) and was spotted in the crowd Monday night by an ESPN camera, leading to said verbal ogling. ESPN apologized:
ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys stated this late yesterday:
We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.
Here's Musburger's version of construction-site whistling, which the entire nation witnessed as an ESPN camera soaked in Webb's light:
You quarterbacks. You get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman.
Webb didn't seem to embarrassed by it. She even retweeted this statement by Charlie Daniels:
I saw nothing wrong with Brent Musberger pointing out AJ McCarron's girlfriend in the stands at the national championship game last night.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) January 8, 2013
Webb's following on Twitter exploded by a few hundred thousand since Monday. Really. And Donald Trump asked her to be a judge at the next Miss USA event in Las Vegas, adding:
After the jump, Webb in a bikini:
Miss Alabama, Katherine Webb, has been a truly great representative of the Ms. USA Organization ..We are proud of her!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2013
CBS Los Angeles tracked down a fellow model tonight who said Webb moved to L.A. to work the runway scene. She's represented by LA Models and is already reportedly getting mad interest from Hollywood.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Welcome to Tinseltown.