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Katherine Webb is diving headfirst into her 15 minutes of fame.
Sources tell E! News that the reigning Miss Alabama is currently filming the upcoming ABC reality series Celebrity Diving. Webb—who became an overnight pop-culture sensation after catching the admiring eye of ESPN announcer Brent Musburger during the BCS championship game, where she cheered on Alabama quarterback boyfriend A.J. McCarron—joins a cast that also reportedly includes NFL star Ndamukong Suh, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and former Cosby Show star Keshia Knight-Pulliam. Reality TV is just the latest high-profile gig for the suddenly in-demand beauty queen, who in recent weeks has also confirmed she'll appear in this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and cover the Super Bowl for Inside Edition.
Celebrity Diving, which is based on the Dutch hit Celebrity Splash, is not to be confused with the recent Stars in Danger: The High Dive, which also featured diving novices like Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kim and Kyle Richards and Jersey Shore's JWoww braving the dizzying Olympic sport. While that Fox entry was a one-off special that aired earlier this month, Celebrity Diving is—try to contain your enthusiasm--a weekly series that boasts five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis on the judging panel.
Celebrity Diving premieres March 19 on ABC.