It’s hard to find anyone who has had a better week than Katherine Webb, who quickly rose to fame after she was pointed out by ESPN analyst Brent Musburger during the 2013 BCS National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
For those who don’t know yet, Webb is the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron.
Webb saw her popularity explode on Twitter and has since been making the rounds with the media. With Webb being in high demand, she has been locked up for a special honor that many wish to have.
America’s new sweetheart will be featured in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Sports Illustrated spoke with Webb about the news and she was honored:
Webb: I was completely dumbfounded. It was so shocking to me because literally overnight I go from being A.J.’s girlfriend and going to support him in the championship game to being on every major media news outlet. It’s just so surprising to me. I don’t know what God has planned, but obviously he’s working on something. When Sports Illustrated called it just became even more real that this is happening. Every single model wants to be in Sports Illustrated, and I feel extremely blessed to have that opportunity.
SI.com: So it’s safe to assume you said yes right away when you got the call?
Webb: Oh, my gosh. Absolutely. I’ve been approached by different publications, but I think a lot of America appreciated how classy I was, and I got a lot of responses saying I was America’s sweetheart and all that kind of stuff. I’m from Alabama and I have morals and I have class. That’s my personality. A lot of people have said I’m the anti-Kim Kardashian and I’m all right with that.
Good for Webb. The former Miss Alabama is capitalizing on her newfound fame and she will be set up for many future opportunities. By all accounts, she seems to be a nice woman, so you have to be happy for her. And hey, we all get the benefits.
It’s all because of you, Mr. Musburger.
Here is some more of Miss Webb in case you haven’t had enough: