Katherine Webb, the Alabama beauty queen who set hearts aflutter during Monday night’s college football game when ABC cameras lingered on her after she was recognized for being Alabama’s quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend, told The Today Show this morning that she is “flattered” and “humbled” by her moment in the spotlight. Commentators Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit stopped for a moment during the Tide’s championship game against Notre Dame to compliment McCarron on his “beautiful” girlfriend, and the 73-year-old Musburger recommended on air that young men in Alabama pick up football in order to land women like Webb. ESPN issued an apology yesterday.
But Webb, who is Miss Alabama USA, told Matt Lauer that she wasn’t offended by the remarks and didn’t feel an apology from ESPN was necessary.