Correction: Alabama QB's Girlfriend story
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — In the story BC-US--Alabama QB's Girlfriend that ran Jan. 8, The Associated Press reported erroneously described as Katherine Webb as a former Miss Alabama. The correct title should be former Miss Alabama USA. A corrected version of the story is below:
'Bama QB's girlfriend in spotlight after title win
Tide QB's beauty queen girlfriend in spotlight after title game; her Twitter account swells
By JAY REEVES
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A day after ESPN cameras lingered on her, announcers piled on compliments and at least one pro athlete made an online pass at her, Twitter was still abuzz Tuesday about former Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb, who is dating Crimson Tide championship quarterback AJ McCarron.
Webb gained tens of thousands of Twitter followers during and after Alabama's 42-14 win over Notre Dame on Monday to claim its third national championship in four seasons. For her part, the surprised beauty pageant queen isn't taking it too seriously.
"It's been actually kind of fun," the 23-year-old model and Miss Alabama USA 2012 told The Associated Press.
She said at the time it all started, she was oblivious in the stands, sitting near McCarron's mother. Her iPhone had died so she didn't know about the attention until friends seated nearby showed her what was happening on Twitter and pointed out that her picture was on TV.
"I just couldn't believe it," said Webb, who, according to her pageant biography, graduated with a business degree from Alabama rival Auburn University in 2011. "I was just in complete surprise."
Dee Dee Bonner, McCarron's mother, said the two laughed as Webb's Twitter count grew.
"We were like, 'Oh my God,'" Bonner said. "She said, 'All I want to do is date your son.' We've been laughing about it. It's quite shocking."
ESPN announcer Brent Musburger remarked that Webb was a beautiful woman as the cameras revisited her. "Wow, I'm telling you quarterbacks: You get all the good-looking women," he said.