Katherine Webb achieved Internet stardom in a roundabout,awkward way, but career coaches say the incident could propel the beauty queen onto bigger and better ventures.
College football stirs passions, but usually not the kind Brent Musburger expressed when he waxed poetic about Webb's appearance on Monday night during the University of Alabama's victory in the BCS title game.
For Webb, current Miss Alabama and girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, the attention and a subsequent apology from ESPN for Musburger's remarks turned into a social media blowout, with her number of Twitter followers spiking to more than 254,000 from a little over 2,000.
Webb easily could take advantage of her overnight fame as a springboard to celebrity status, and she wouldn't be the first."Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson was discovered back in 1989 during a BC Lions football game in Vancouver, when a camera scanning the crowd projected her onto the Jumbotron. Other fans' reaction, plus her lucky choice of a Labatt T-shirt, landed her a gig as a spokesmodel for the beer, and the rest was history.
Webb should ask herself, "What does she want to create?" said Elene Cafasso, founder and president of executive coaching firm Enerpace."Does she want to parlay this into her own business?"