Sports Illustrated Confirms Surprise BCS Star Katherine Webb for Swimsuit Issue

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 11, 2013

Fans of AJ McCarron's girlfriend, Katherine Webb, had their wishes granted, because the biggest star in BCS history to never even get on the field will now be featured in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. 

Yes, the news you have been waiting hours for has finally been delivered in the form of this tweet from Sports Illustrated:

.@_katherinewebb will be in the 2013 @si_swimsuit Issue. Our @jimmytraina has the story in PM Hot Clicks:

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 11, 2013

It seems there was an announcement in the works when Webb tweeted to the masses the good news, only to delete the post shortly after. 

Still, her gaffe lives on in re-tweets like this one:

Well done, Mr. Musburger. RT @_katherinewebb It's official...shooting with Sports Illustrated! 👏😁 #Blessed

— Doug Keegan (@doug_keegan) January 11, 2013

Webb, an Auburn graduate and former Miss Alabama, was no doubt supposed to keep her future photoshoot for the famed issue a secret. But she can now enjoy the fame that comes with a spread in this particular edition of the sports magazine.

If there is any fame left to be uncovered.

As many have previously reported, Webb's name and face became uber-famous with but a shot from the ESPN cameras and a mere mention from Brent Musburger during Monday's BCS championship game.

Hours later, her Twitter account boasted followers in the six-figure quantity, and just days later, she's going to feature in the most popular issue of Sports Illustrated

If life is good for the quarterback who won the BCS title, it's exponentially more amazing for his girlfriend. 

Sports Illustrated's Jimmy Traina interviewed the instant celebrity, who explained what it's like to get a call from Sports Illustrated:

I was completely dumbfounded. It was so shocking to me because literally overnight I go from being AJ'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.

Even God is a huge Webb fan at the moment. Splendid!

Webb also dishes on things like modeling, a gig she has been doing since she was 18, and what it's like to be seen as the anti-Kim Kardashian. 

And she chimed in on how things are going with Auburn fans as well:

Luckily, I graduated in May 2011, so I haven't had a reason to go back on campus unless it's been for a football game. I've had a little bit of backlash from Auburn, and I understand. Auburn and Alabama have one of the biggest rivalries in all of college football. But I lived in Los Angeles and there aren't a lot of great guys in L.A., so for me to find someone who has a good, humble heart and who is amazing and treats me so well, that's a really special find for me.

I will go ahead and excuse the Los Angeles jab, seeing as how she probably failed to frequent the kinds of places where most great guys in this amazing city hang out: burger joints and anywhere I am standing. 

We are still just getting acquainted with this person who has had overnight success. It will take some time to figure out whether the clock is running on her fame, or if the SI spread is just a small step to even bigger things.

Now if we could just get Brent Musburger to spot us at a football game.


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