Katherine Webb poses in her underwear (and answers some questions, too) for Vanity Fair

Count Vanity Fair among the media outlets that are jumping on the Katherine Webb bandwagon (and yes, we realize the irony in writing that sentence).

Vanity Fair's PR staff sent out a release giving an advance look at a Q&A it did with Webb, with pictures of Webb wearing her intimates. Getting a story in Vanity Fair is a pretty big deal. We're sure that's why you clicked this link.

Vanity Fair referred to Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron who has become famous in the last two months after she was the only interesting part of the BCS Championship Game, as "the modern-day Cindy Crawford." We're not quite ready to go there yet, but college football's belle has certainly maintained her status as a pop culture sensation.

Miss Alabama, an Auburn graduate, explained to Vanity Fair how important football is in the South, especially within the state of Alabama, and told the magazine, "Now you can see why an Auburn grad, who is a beauty queen dating a University of Alabama star quarterback, will make national headlines. People call us the Romeo and Juliet of Alabama."

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She also talked about her beauty tips which we figure this audience won't care much about, with discussion of John Frieda no-frizz gel, Urban Decay primers, Dior waterproof mascara and L’Oreal 24-hour gel eyeliners. No, we're not sure what brand of underwear she's wearing in that photo shoot.

She also told Vanity Fair she was an "ugly duckling" through school because she was the tallest girl in her class and she always tried to slouch down to fit in. She has obviously overcome that feeling, and wants to share that tale with young girls who might feel like they don't fit in.

"Modeling and pageants help me overcome feeling insecure about the way that I look and my height," Webb said. "For me to go from feeling like I was the ugly duckling to winning Miss Alabama U.S.A., and going on to Miss U.S.A. and taking pictures for Sports Illustrated and being labeled as one of the most beautiful women . . . I love sharing that with girls who are in my position at that age and kind of coaching them."

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