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The Face That Got 90,000 Twitter Followers In Under 3 Hours: Meet A.J. McCarron's Girlfriend, Katherine Webb

Alyson Shontell

The real star of the Alabama-Notre Dame BCS National Championship game tonight wasn't quarterback A.J. McCarron. It was his 23-year-old, pageant-winning girlfriend, Katherine Webb.

Webb was formerly Miss Alabama. Up until last week, she only had a few hundred Twitter followers. But tonight ESPN found her in the stands at Sun Life Stadium.

She was only on TV for a few minutes, but the announcers went wild. They called Webb a "beautiful woman" and recommended boys in Alabama start "playing catch in the backyard" to win a woman like Webb.

After that, Twitter followers poured in. While her boyfriend was playing on the field, she surpassed him in fans. Even Lebron James started following her account, @_KatherineWebb. Now, she has more than 92,000 followers and counting.

Who is Webb? Here are a few fun facts about Miss Alabama 2012:

  • She first tried for Miss Georgia in 2007 and lost.
  • She graduated from Alabama's rival, Auburn, in 2011
  • Webb currently works for Chick-fil-A, but she also models.
  • She enjoys playing paintball.

Here's the shot that made the Twitterverse explode, via Bleacher Report.

AJ McCarron's girlfriend and mom watching the National Championship game twitter.com/BleacherReport…

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 8, 2013

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