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The Popular Crowd: No. 2 Katherine Webb

To celebrate the waning days of this year (I know, I know, more like waned—but thanks to some technical issues I'm a little behind) we are presenting you with the most Googled models from the 2013 Swimsuit Issue, as determined by some very high level analytics I slaved over through the holiday (thank you, Google Trends).

In at the No. 2 spot is . . .

Troy Robertson

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. . . A.K.A. the-future-Mrs. AJ McCarron A.K.A. the-former-Miss AlabamaA.K.A. Mrs. Musburger (in one person's dreams) A.K.A. Katherine Webb. Surprised? You shouldn't be. Her traffic for early 2013 is of Himalayan proportions, and though it naturally dropped going into Alabama's offseason, the surge was epic enough to send her straight to No. 2 on our list.

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As you know, it all started here with a complete lack of self-discretion from Brent Musburger, and Katherine's reasonably flummoxed expression.

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The media, of course, had a field day . . .

(Katherine at 2:47.)

. . . save for ESPN, naturally.

Have been asked on focus on @_KatherineWebb in BCS: We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.

— Mike Soltys (@espnmikes)

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Though no one seemed to have consulted Brent about whether or not he "understood that."

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The incident even elicited an "ehh" from noted ogler Howard Stern

Impressive, to say the least.

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But Katherine, ever the diplomatic beauty queen, seemed to be fine with the attention. Perhaps the sudden 8600% jump in Twitter followers had something to do with it?

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A month later the world forgave Brent for his lapse when Katherine was recruited for this last minute Swimsuit shoot with Troy Robertson A.K.A. Troyzan. (He's the one in the last slide, reveling in his good fortune.) The shoot made light of Katherine's identity crisis as an Auburn grad who's dating—and rooting for—Bama's QB, even if not everyone finds it quite so forgivable.