Are media critics being unfair to model Katherine Webb? She never asked television commentator Brent Musberger to lose his mind and bring attention to her when she first went to watch her boyfriend, University of Alabama football star AJ MCCarron play in the National Championship football game in 2013. It was not as if she went to the game wearing a bikini swimsuit as all she was wearing was an Alabama football jersey, albeit a form-fitting shirt. Would it not have been foolhardy for Katherine Webb to pass up on the opportunity to follow her dreams of gaining worldwide attention as a model just because the opportunity came as a result of her supporting her boyfriend at a football game? Katherine Webb has become an Internet phenomenon but any criticism of her actions is unjust.
The name Katherine Webb in 2014 is now used to describe women who will gain Internet fans and potential endorsement and model opportunities by being the girlfriend who takes attention from their football playing boyfriends. This is an unfair characterization because it diminishes the fact that Katherine Webb had taken the steps to prepare for her opportunity in the limelight.
Katherine Webb is a talented, intelligent woman who was the 2012 Miss Alabama. She took advantage of modeling and commercial endorsement opportunities that presented themselves to her. Most of the critics who feel that she planned to become an Internet celebrity from an appearance at a football game are merely part of the Internet "trolls" who are jealous of anyone who seems to find success. 2014 will be a very interesting year for Ms. Webb because we will see how mentally strong she is and how much she truly wants a career in the world of entertainment.
One of the rumors circulating through the entertainment industry is that she is a potential candidate for the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. If this rumor is accurate it will be the second time she will be part of the magazine and will likely result in further endorsement and modeling opportunities.
A model/entertainer who believes in themselves will ignore the critics who are not paying her bills and will accept each of the opportunities. Success comes to those who are prepared to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves and that is what Katherine Webb did in 2013. She should not be criticized for capitalizing on an opportunity but instead should be commended for being ready and willing to pursue her dreams as a strong woman.
In 2014 Katherine Webb will have the opportunity to prove the entertainment industry whether she is a one year wonder or is she someone who understands that it does not matter how you get the opportunity but what you do with it. In 2013 she took advantage of her opportunity.
The question entertainment insiders have in 2014 is will she continue to build on her career which many are hoping or will she let the Internet "trolls" win. The betting line among her fans is that she will win in the same resounding fashion that the University of Alabama will win in its upcoming Sugar Bowl game on January 2, 2014 and for a woman who has endured an unfair amount of criticism this will be a deserving victory.