Katherine Webb in Sports Illustrated: 'I'm the anti-Kim Kardashian'

katherine-webb-sports-illustrated-swimsuit-issue.jpgIn just under a week, Katherine Webb has gone from a virtual unknown (outside the Miss USA pageant) to now being offered a spot in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She was interviewed by SI about all the new-found fame.

SI.com: How surprised were you to get the call from "Sports Illustrated"?

: I was completely dumbfounded. It was so shocking to me because literally overnight I go from being AJ's girlfriend and going to support him in the championship game to being on every major media news outlet. It's just so surprising to me. I don't know what God has planned, but obviously he's working on something.

SI.com: So it's safe to assume you said yes right away when you got the call?

Webb: Oh, my gosh. Absolutely. I've been approached by different publications, but I think a lot of America appreciated how classy I was, and I got a lot of responses saying I was America's sweetheart and all that kind of stuff. I'm from Alabama and I have morals and I have class. That's my personality. A lot of people have said I'm the anti-Kim Kardashian and I'm all right with that.

SI.com: Well, Kim Kardashian has done all right for herself.

Webb: She made herself into who she is and that's fine and all that. But I guess the way I want to go about all this is, I just want to have a positive image for myself. I want girls to be able to look up to me and to say, "I want to be just like her one day." That's what I did as Miss Alabama and I loved that.

There's no word yet as to whether she'll accept Donald Trump's job offer. Read the full interview at SI.com and look for Webb in the next swimsuit issue, due out in about a month or so.

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