LAS VEGAS - JUNE 3: Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb competes in the swimwear competition during the 2012 Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 3, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
College football's most famous real-life girlfriend will hop on the
springboard and compete
in a new reality series called Celebrity Diving.
According to TMZ, Katherine Webb, who rose to fame when she
was featured during ESPN's telecast of Alabama's national championship
victory, will be part of a cast that includes NFL star Ndamukong Suh, basketball
Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former Cosby Show actor Keshia
Knight-Pulliam and Baywatch babe Nicole Eggert.
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The show premieres March 19 and will feature all of your favorite diving
stars, like Greg Louganis and, uh, Greg Louganis. He'll be one of the judges,
along with 2012 gold medalist David Boudia.
Webb's inclusion was "kinda shocking," said TMZ:
As we previously reported, Webb's BF was upset that she was getting
more attention than his team -- so Katherine issued a self-imposed media ban on
herself. She also told TMZ she wanted to move to Alabama so she could focus on
her relationship with A.J..
But when the show came a callin', Katherine decided she spent enough
time in celebrity exile.The show is called Celebrity Diving, both because
Diving With The Stars would be too derivative and because calling the
cast members "stars" would be stretching it, even by reality TV
Keep in mind, the BCS national championship game was two weeks ago.
Three-quarters of the stuff in your fridge is older than your knowledge of
Katherine Webb's existence. I mean, she was interviewed by Matt Lauer on
Today 12 days ago! K-Webb must have the patience of Job to have managed
that long without a camera in her face. What a trooper!
For the superficial male, this news presents a fascinating moral dilemma: Is
seeing Katherine Webb in a bathing suit worth sitting through a televised diving
reality show? And does Ndamukong Suh -- who is following the time-honored
American tradition of shedding a bad-boy reputation one inward tuck at a time --
make you more or less likely to watch?
We'd ask Brent Musburger, but he's probably too busy figuring out how to
program his DVR.