If you were watching the BCS National Championship game last night, you probably got bored after the first quarter because Alabama totally dominated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
There was, however, one bright spot during the telecast when cameras panned to ‘Bama QB A.J. McCarron’s gorgeous girlfriend, Katherine Webb.
The former Miss Alabama caused a sensation on the internet, immediately trending worldwide.
Our very own Carson Daly spoke with Webb this morning about becoming the game’s surprise MVP!
“I was just totally flattered, yet just really kind of shocked,” Katherine told Carson Tuesday morning.
After appearing on television for mere seconds, Webb scored nearly 150,000 more Twitter followers overnight.
“You know what it is?” she said. “They’re all just guys and they’re all thinking, ‘Oh my god, she’s this hot chick! I’m going to follow her because I just want to look at her pictures!’”
One of those new followers includes none other than NBA star LeBron James.
Webb didn’t even realize she was going viral until people in the crowd began telling her she was trending online.
“My phone had died before I even got into the stadium and so I was like, ‘Man! I can’t even take pictures or tweet or anything!’ I’m here for AJ. So, I had no idea any of this was going on and all the people around me were like, ‘Oh my god, Katherine! You are freaking blowing up on the internet!’”
The 23-year-old model has been dating McCarron for a little more than a month. He put up some great stats last night, but she arguably became the bigger story.
“We stayed up all night last night, so he’s probably still sleeping, which I completely understand, so I haven’t really talked to him about it,” she explained.
After McCarron secured the big victory, Carson was surprised that he didn’t go over to hug Katherine right away. She assured us that all is well for the happy couple.
“No! I’m cool with it. It just shows that he’s a family guy. He’s a momma’s boy.”
So will she parlay her 15 minutes of fame into something more substantial? Carson put Katherine on the spot asking her if she’d consider a Playboy spread.
“I’ve been doing modeling for a little bit and you know, coming from the South, from Alabama, you don’t really want to do anything that your grandma might be embarrassed [by].”
Katherine hopes to get into the entertainment industry, but for now, she’s got a busy few days ahead of her.
“My phone has been blowing up. Apparently the Today show wants to fly me and AJ in to do a segment in the morning. And TMZ just got off the phone with me and all these different media outlets. So, I’m on the phone all day today!”
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles