Ah, the beauty of oversharing on Twitter. We learn so many things that we aren't supposed to learn, and folks -- deleting them doesn't really help. On Thursday, Katherine Webb, who was supposedly cutting back on interviews and the like, tweeted that she will be appearing in a Sports Illustrated photo shoot.
The tweet is shown below (it was later deleted).
It's unclear what type of shoot that will be. Will it be a shoot that focuses on her relationship with Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron? Or will it be an appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition?
Webb was Miss Alabama USA 2012 and finished in the Top 10 in the 2012 Miss USA pageant. She currently works as a model in Los Angeles. However, she has said she’s planning to move back to Alabama to be closer to McCarron.
Webb's rapid-fire rise in fame began when Brent Musberger tried to create some excitement during the otherwise boring BCS Championship game broadcast on ESPN on Monday. As ESPN cameras focused on Webb, Musberger, 73, commented how beautiful she was (which she is). Some felt the announcer went a little overboard on Webb, and ESPN later issued an apology for his comments.
Webb, however, reacted with aplomb and said he had no reason to apologize. It's unclear how she reacted to tweets from Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett, who asked her for a date on Twitter (he later said he meant the tweets to be direct messages, which of course A.J. McCarron probably thought was much better).
Webb's Twitter account exploded after that exposure, and is at 260,000+ as of now (it was only at 2,300 prior to the game).
Her Facebook account, though, has not similarly exploded, perhaps because there are many Facebook accounts with her name attached, most of which are fan sites, meaning it's hard to pick out the right one to Like. Tip: this one links to her Twitter account and is probably the right one.
A slideshow of 17 images, including a few bikini shots showing off very impressive Katherine Webb abs, is embedded above.