After she became an overnight celebrity due to the attention she garnered at the BCS National Championship Game earlier this month, Katherine Webb, Miss Alabama and girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, has snagged a gig to host the Super Bowl.
According to the New York Daily News, 23-year-old Webb was named the national spokesperson for “Inside Edition” for Super Bowl XLVII.
“So excited to be chosen to cover the Super Bowl XLVII for @InsideEdition in New Orleans!” Webb tweeted.
According to Yahoo News, Webb received “more attention than the San Francisco 49ers” during Tuesday’s media day coverage.
Webb first rose to fame during the Alabama versus Notre Dame BCS National Championship Game, where she sat in the stands rooting on her boyfriend, McCarron. During ESPN’s coverage of the game, the cameras kept panning over to Webb, who was wearing McCarron’s No. 10 jersey. That’s when ESPN commentators Brent Musburger and former Ohio State QB Kirk Herbstreit shifted their football coverage to focus on the Miss Alabama 2012 winner.
"You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women," 73-year-old Musburger said. "What a beautiful woman."
"Wow!" Herbstreit said.
"Whoa," Musburger replied.
After that, social media catapulted Webb into national stardom, with the brunette beauty gaining a slew of followers on Twitter overnight.
"My phone is dead," she told Yahoo Sports, seeming a bit stunned at it all. "My followers went from 2,300 this morning to 96,000 by the end of the night. I don't know if I should even check now; I don't know what is going on."
Webb first hit the scenes when the Auburn graduate placed sixth in the 2012 Miss USA pageant as Miss Alabama.
Along with her gig for the Super Bowl, Webb will also be featured in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
“It’s official ... shooting with Sports Illustrated!” Webb tweeted earlier this month.
According to Yahoo, Webb has also signed on to appear in the reality show “Celebrity Diving,” will model in New York City, and is reportedly considering joining “Dancing with the Stars.”
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