Katherine Webb is taking her sudden fame in stride.
AJ McCarron's girlfriend (who happens to be Miss Alabama USA) unintentionally stole the spotlight at Monday night's Alabama football game when ESPN commenter Brent Musburger focused an inordinate amount of attention on the brunette beauty. ESPN has since apologized for Musburger taking his commentary "too far," but Webb told Matt Lauer on the Today show Wednesday that she was "flattered" by the attention and no apology was necessary.
"I think the media has been really unfair to [Brent Musburger]," she said. "I think that if he would've said something along the line of we were 'hot' or 'sexy' or made any derogatory statements like that, that would've been a little bit different. But the fact that he said we were beautiful and gorgeous, I don't see why any woman wouldn't be flattered by that…I don't take any offense to it at all."
"I don't think [ESPN's apology] was needed, honestly," she added. "Of course, I appreciate it, but at the same time I don't think that I needed an apology."
The Southern belle said she was "honestly really shocked" at her surge in Twitter popularity (she's amassed over 200,000 new followers in two days), but she's no diva. "I think that we need to draw back our attention to who the real winners are, and that's the Alabama football team," she said, adding that she'll do "whatever I can to support the team" and her quarterback beau.
Katherine Webb, FTW!
You can watch her full interview on the Today Show at the source.