Katherine Webb

Katherine Webb

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Katherine Webb-McCarron
Beauty pageant titleholder
Katherine Webb 2012.jpg

Webb in Las Vegas on May 28, 2012
Born Katherine Elizabeth Webb
(1989-04-24) April 24, 1989 (age 28)
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
Education Auburn University
Hair color Brunette
Eye color Blue
Title(s) Miss Alabama USA 2012
Major
competition(s)
Miss Georgia USA 2008
(Top 15)
Miss Alabama USA 2012
(Winner)
Miss USA 2012
(Top 10)
Spouse AJ McCarron (m. 2014)
Children 1

Katherine Elizabeth Webb-McCarron (born April 24, 1989), professionally known by her maiden name Katherine Webb, is an American model, beauty queen, and television personality. She was Miss Alabama USA 2012 and is perhaps best known for her appearance during the broadcast of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.

Early life[edit]

Katherine Webb was born in Montgomery, Alabama, to Alan and Leslie Webb. She has three siblings. She attended middle school and high school in Columbus, Georgia, and graduated from Northside High School in 2007. She then attended Auburn University. She graduated from Auburn in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Administration.[1][2]

She worked in Columbus, Georgia as a training director after graduating from Auburn University and modeled locally for a variety of companies. She now models professionally for clients in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta.[1]

Pageant history[edit]

In 2007, Webb ranked in the Top 15 for the title of Miss Georgia USA. She was crowned Miss Alabama USA in 2012, and then went on to finish in the Top 10 of the Miss USA 2012 competition.[1][3]

BCS National Championship Game appearance[edit]

Webb, who was then the girlfriend (now wife) of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, gained national attention during the 2013 BCS National Championship Game telecast, in which announcer Brent Musburger talked about Webb when the broadcast image centered on her as she sat watching the game in the audience. Musburger referred to her as a “lovely lady” and “beautiful”, and remarked to his broadcast partner, former quarterback Kirk Herbstreit, “You quarterbacks get all the good-looking women”.[4] Musberger then punctuated his comments exclaiming “Whoa!” and “Wow!” and then remarked that Alabama youngsters should start practicing football in the backyard in order to meet such women in college.

After the game, media coverage of Musburger’s remarks on Webb was widespread.[5][6][7]

Some of the media coverage of Webb had focused on her being an Auburn University graduate, because of the long Auburn–Alabama sports rivalry.[5][8][9][10] Many media commentators compared Musberger’s remarks on Webb to Musberger’s earlier remarks on the then-unknown Jenn Sterger at the 2005 Florida StateMiami game; Musberger had pointed out Sterger in the crowd and said “1,500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State”, thereby launching Sterger to fame and eventually a career in journalism.[11][12][13]

Due to the incident, the number of followers on Webb’s Twitter account jumped overnight from about 2,000 to over 175,000.[14][15] Among her new Twitter followers were NBA star LeBron James,[4][16] and Webb received messages from NFL defensive end Darnell Dockett[17][18][19][20] and Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray.[17][18] The next day, the phrase “AJ McCarron girlfriend” was one of Google‘s highest trending terms, with over 1 million searches.[21] A YouTube video of her appearance in the game has garnered over 3 million views.[22]

Some coverage was critical of Musburger’s comments as sexist, and an ESPN spokesperson issued an apology.[4] Webb told Matt Lauer that she was not offended by the remarks and did not feel an apology from ESPN was necessary. “I think the media has been really unfair to [Musburger] … I think that if he would have said … that we were hot or sexy or made any derogatory statements like that, I think that would have been a little bit different. But the fact that he said we were beautiful and gorgeous, I don’t see why any woman wouldn’t be flattered by that”, she added.[23][24]

Post-BCS celebrity[edit]

After coverage of Webb on the BCS National Championship Game catapulted her popularity and sparked mass interest in her, Donald Trump, owner of the Miss USA pageant, offered Webb a position as a Miss USA judge.[25][26] She accepted an offer from Inside Edition to cover Super Bowl XLVII.[27][28]

Webb landed a spot as a contestant on Splash, formerly known as Celebrity Diving.[29][30] She tied for the highest mark in the third week of the competition, but withdrew in the fifth week due to a back injury.[31] She appeared as a model in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.[32][33]

Personal life[edit]

Webb and AJ McCarron announced their engagement in March 2014 and were married on July 12, 2014 in Orange Beach, Alabama.[34] She announced on December 8, 2015, that she was 4 months pregnant with their first son. On May 24, 2016, she gave birth to their son Tripp McCarron. Webb is a Christian and is frequently involved in her church. She often tweets about her faith on her Twitter account as well.[35][36][37]

Filmography

  Self (8 credits)
 2013 Guys Choice Awards 2013 (TV Special)
Herself
 2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
Herself – Jaywalk Reality All-Star

Episode #21.144 (2013) … Herself – Jaywalk Reality All-Star
 2013 Splash (TV Series)
Herself – Contestant

Episode #1.8 (2013) … Herself – Contestant
Episode #1.7 (2013) … Herself – Contestant (credit only)
Episode #1.6 (2013) … Herself – Contestant (credit only)
Episode #1.5 (2013) … Herself – Contestant
Episode #1.4 (2013) … Herself – Contestant
 2013 Good Day L.A. (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 26 March 2013 (2013) … Herself
 2013 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game (TV Special)
Herself – Spectator
 2012 The 2012 Miss USA Pageant (TV Special)
Herself – Miss Alabama USA (Top 10)
 2012 Live! with Kelly (TV Series)
Herself – Miss Alabama USA

Episode dated 8 May 2012 (2012) … Herself – Miss Alabama USA
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