A.J. McCarron's girlfriend going straight into this year's SI Swimsuit Issue
Congratulations to Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron and his lovely significant other Katherine Webb. At least one of you two will be able to go pro at something!
The news that Katherine Webb will pose for the SI Swimsuit Issue broke on the SI Swimsuit Issue Twitter account, and was confirmed today by Sports Illustrated. "I was completely dumbfounded," Ms. Webb told SI. "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."
I know that God works in mysterious ways, but I'm pretty sure none of them involve the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Ms. Webb inadvertently gained the national spotlight during Monday Night's BCS Championship Game, when ESPN announcer Brent Musberger went perhaps a little overboard in describing how attractive he found the Alabama quarterback's girlfriend (and McCarron's mom!). It wasn't really excessive by my own creeper standards, but apparently Musberger catcalling the word "Whoa!" was too much. America does not want any sexual arousal whatsoever in their Brent Musberger.
Once Musberger and his broadcast partner Kirk Herbstreit finally collected themselves, Ms. Webb was already an instant Internet celebrity. She gained 175,000 Twitter followers overnight, got booked on the Today show, then Donald Trump offered Ms. Webb a position as a judge in the Miss USA pageant -- and he did not even ask to see her birth certificate.
If Ms. Webb is really going to appear in the 2013 SI Swimsuit Edition, I'm not sure how the editors will pull it off. The photo shoots have already been completed, and the issue is in production and slated to hit newsstands within weeks. Ms. Webb has not even had a photo shoot, and Derek Jeter's girlfriend Hannah Davis is rumored to have won the cover spot. Don't be surprised if Sports Illustrated gets its Katherine Webb swimsuit pictures the same way you do -- with Google Image Search.