During the recent BCS championship, sports commentator Brent Musburger remarked on the beauty of Katherine Webb, calling the reigning Miss Alabama good looking and beautiful and joking that quarterbacks get all the women (she's the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron). The remarks rubbed some viewers the wrong way, and it wasn't long before they took to Twitter and Facebook to express their outrage. Musburger eventually apologized, but many people think he did nothing wrong, including Webb herself.
"If he had worded it different and said we were hot, or sexy, or commented on our body parts, it would have been completely different," Webb told Esquire. "I didn’t take any offense to it, because I think it’s OK for a man to tell a woman that she’s beautiful, no matter what age."
Monday's game certainly wasn't the first time a beautiful spectator received attention for her good looks. Here are 5 hot women who were discovered at sporting events and how these discoveries changed their lives.
In 2005, a scantily-clad Jenn Sterger appeared on national television during a Florida State – Miami football game (below, in hat). The shot caught the attention of commentator Brent Musburger (yes, him again) who announced that “1,500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State.” Brent wasn’t the only male who noticed the lovely Jenn. Shortly after her unplanned appearance, Jenn Sterger became an internet sensation and her newfound fame quickly led to appearances in Maxim and Playboy and hosting/commentator gigs for ABC, Versus, Fuel TV, and the New York Jets. During her time with the Jets, Jenn alleged that Brett Favre sent her suggestive texts and photos of his penis. Favre denied sending the images, but was fined $50,000 for “failure to cooperate” with the investigation.
In February 2010, Arielle attended a Texas – Kansas basketball game in a snug Longhorns shirt. Appreciative readers of the sports news blog Deadspin put their heads together and managed to figure out Arielle's name in less than 48 hours. They also tracked down pictures from her modeling portfolio as well as a 2007 news article featuring Arielle’s architect father. Though Arielle hasn’t (yet) earned the same level of fame as Jenn Sterger, you never know.
In 2007, pole vaulter Allison Stokke, 17, was minding her own business at a track meet when someone snapped her photo and posted it to the Web. The picture spread like mad and Allison was an Internet star within hours of the posting. The toned athlete, whose pole-vaulting skills earned her a scholarship to the University of California, has since graduated from college and continues to train as a pole vaulter. Stokke hopes to one day compete in the Olympics.
Though 2012 SI Swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton wasn’t technically discovered at a sporting event, a video of her doing the Dougie at a Los Angeles Clippers game helped launch her to fame. Upton, a Florida native, began modeling in 2008 and first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2011 (where she was named Rookie of the Year). Kate has also modeled for the likes of Dooney & Bourke, Guess, and Victoria’s Secret, though a casting director for VS infamously said Kate wasn’t attractive enough to ever become a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Ah, Pamela Anderson. Is it possible anyone hasn’t heard of the buxom, blonde beauty? Pam has starred in Baywatch, appeared on more Playboy covers than any other model, and has made sex tapes with some of the world’s best-known rock stars. However, if she hadn’t attended a BC Lions game in the summer of 1989 we might have never heard her name. On that fateful day, a camera man picked the then 21-year-old blond beauty out of the crowd and displayed her image on the stadium screen. The crowd cheered, officials brought her down to the field where she received a standing ovation, and Pamela appeared in Playboy just a few months later. The rest is history.
Hot women at sporting events are nothing new, and it's only a matter of time before another beautiful woman receives a shot out.
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