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.

Webb and boyfriend AJ McCarron.; Credit: @_katherinewebb

Webb and boyfriend AJ McCarron.; Credit: @_katherinewebb

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:

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:

Sweet home Alabama.; Credit: @_katherinewebb

Sweet home Alabama.; Credit: @_katherinewebb

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.

Welcome to Tinseltown.

Woo-to-the-hoo, y'all.; Credit: @_katherinewebb

Woo-to-the-hoo, y'all.; Credit: @_katherinewebb

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