What with Mallory Hagan, an Auburn hat-wearing former Auburn student, actually winning the crown, Auburn fans could understandably view the World Wide Webb’s latest pop culture milestone as downright surreal, almost meta even.
Al.com notes that the question posed to first runner up Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers was actually about whether Brent Musburger’s comments about Katherine Webb’s attractiveness “improperly”–as opposed to properly?–“objectify women.”
(Katherine Webb has been on The Today Show, the cover of the New York Post, rumored to be posing for Maxim, announced as a late addition to Sports Illustrated’s next swimsuit issue, and added added as a topic in the question and answer portion of the Miss America pageant…. in the past five days.)
Rogers actually hugged Hagan, then merely Miss New York, en route to the microphone.
It obviously could have only been more surreal had the question been Hagan’s. Or even still, if Webb’s fame had somehow rocketed her all the way into a judges chair at the pageant and she had asked it herself, which wouldn’t have surprised us at all.
* Katherine Webb and Aubie
* Auburn football worth millions more than Bama football, says Wall Street Journal
* Auburn professor 4th hottest in the country
* Cam Newton donates his hair to charity
* Katherine Webb in an Auburn bikini?
* Auburn students vandalize Jacks restaurant ’cause it looked too Bama
* Aubie throws a grenade