Katherine Webb: Who Is She?

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Who is Katherine Webb? She is former Miss Alabama, and most importantly, she is now the fiancee of former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. The couple announced their engagement via Twitter Friday night. Webb uploaded a photo of the pair embracing, and another showing off her new ring.

The romance between Webb and McCarron started with a simple tweet. The former quarterback met his fiancee through her friends in 2012 after he asked who they kept referring to as Miss Alabama USA. “Ah she might be alittle to famous for me,” he tweeted. “She’s probably got all of the athletes after her shes pretty tho.”

After that, Webb began to support her new beau through her own Twitter account. She tweeted “roll tide”, and McCarron met the Auburn graduate’s family over the Christmas break. They have been inseparable ever since.

Not many people know exactly who Katherine Webb is, but she gained attention from the media during the 2013 BCS National Championship game. ESPN’s Brent Musburger complimented on Webb’s appearance during the game. He later apologized for his inappropriate comments. “You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women,” he said. “What a beautiful woman.”

The reaction from the media catapulted the model and former pageant winner into instant stardom. She appeared in a Sports Illustrated project, and she made her reality TV debut on Splash in March 2013. She also made an appearance in a Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s commercial.

The instant fame Webb received did come with a price. In June 2013, cheating allegations against McCarron began to surface. However,  the rumors did not seem to shake the lovebirds’ relationship in the least.

Currently, McCarron is training for the NFL. He is projected to be a mid-round pick in May’s draft. The giant sparkler Webb has been showing off on her Twitter was specially designed by the football player himself.

Before gaining the media’s attention, Webb was Miss Alabama USA 2012. She finished in the top 10 of the Miss USA 2012 competition. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree is business management and administration. Before becoming a professional model, Webb worked at Chick-fil-A in Columbus, Georgia.

Although Musburger apologized for his statements, Webb did not see anything wrong with what he said. Some officials in the media felt that his comments were sexist. “I laughed hysterically,” Webb told TMZ. “I was flattered…and slightly embarrassed …but I thought it was the funniest thing ever. I never expected that.”

The 24-year-old also mentioned that the media was treating Musburger unfairly. She said his comments were not meant to be seen as derogatory. The compliments flattered her, and she did not see why any woman would not see it as such. In a statement, ESPN acknowledged Musburger’s statements did not exactly stay on the topic at hand. “…We apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.”

Even with her instant fame, some of the general public may still not completely understand exactly who Katherine Webb is. One thing is for certain,  the former pageant queen and football player truly make an astounding couple. Congratulations to the lovebirds.

By April Littleton

Sources:

The Washington Post 

E! Online 

Birmingham News 

 

 

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