It's been a few months since ESPN's Brent Musburger thrust Katherine Webb—girlfriend of University of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron—into the national spotlight during the BCS National Championship game in January 2013.
The game wasn't even competitive within minutes of the opening kickoff, so Musberger filled a lot of otherwise dead air by fawning over Webb's beauty queen good looks throughout the entire broadcast. He routinely returned to the subject, expressing admiration and envy over McCarron's good fortune in the female companionship department.
So yeah, Webb is very beautiful. But if you're surprised people are still talking to her, or are required to still be talking about her, you're not alone. Apparently being attractive, dating a future NFL backup quarterback and attracting the attention of a lusty old man is enough to earn you indefinite fame these days.
Webb has already translated her stratospheric rise to fame into a number of moneymaking opportunities that have also kept her firmly planted in the spotlight. She landed a high profile Super Bowl gig with Inside Edition, a spot in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and is set to appear in the ABC celeb-reality show Celebrity Diving—a wretched train-wreck in the making.
Obviously, Webb is reluctant to step out of the spotlight at this point, but we all know that flame like this is fleeting. Her best bet right now is to strike while the iron is hot and capitalize on everything she has going for her.
I have some pretty surefire ways that Webb can keep this train moving straight through 2013 and beyond.