Katherine Webb was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on April 24, 1989. She went to middle school and high school in Columbus, Georgia. She graduated from Northside High School in 2007. Webb attended Auburn University and graduated in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Administration. She participated in events held by the Women's Philanthropy Board at Auburn and in various community service projects around the area. She is working at a Chick-fil-A in Columbus, Georgia, as a training director. She also models professionally for clients in New York, Miami and Atlanta.In November 2007 Katherine competed for the title of Miss Georgia USA, ranking in the Top 15, and won Miss Photogenic Georgia USA. She decided that she would not compete in another pageant until she received her degree and gained more experience. On January 28, 2012, Katherine--was crowned Miss Alabama USA. She finished in the top 10 of the Miss USA pageant held on June 3, 2012, at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. Webb, who is the girlfriend of University of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, gained national attention during the 2013 BCS National Championship Game telecast, in which announcer Brent Musburger talked about Webb when the broadcast image centered on her as she sat watching the game in the stands with her mother, Dee Dee Bonner. Musburger referred to her as a "lovely lady" and "beautiful", and remarked to his broadcast partner, former quarterback Kirk Herbstreit, "You quarterbacks get all the good-looking women". Webb gained tens of thousands of Twitter followers during and after Alabama's 42-14 win over Notre Dame on January 7, 2013, to claim its third national championship in four seasons. Webb had topped 175,000 Twitter followers, trumping McCarron's 114,000. Before the game, sher reportedly had about 2,000. Katherine told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that she first encountered McCarron on Twitter, and they met in early December when he attended the Miss Alabama USA pageant in Montgomery, Alabama. She grew up in Phoenix City, Alabama, but now lives in Los Angeles, California. She enjoys paintballing, fishing and skeet shooting. Katherine went to India to work with a missionary group that was opening a dental clinic. Donald Trump, owner of the Miss USA pageant, then offered her a position as a Miss USA judge.