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Miss Alabama USA's family hosts viewing party in Phenix City

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -

A national competition has some local ties as the contestant for Miss Alabama USA is from our own backyard, in Phenix City.

Although some of her family and friends couldn't be at the pageant in Las Vegas, they did hold a viewing party as they cheer on Katherine Webb for the Miss USA crown.

Katherine Webb attended Northside High School, graduated from Auburn University, and now lives in Phenix City. But this weekend she is in Las Vegas, taking the stage as Miss Alabama USA.

Her cousin Drew Webb told News Leader 9, "All my friends think she's hot, but I don't."

Drew may not see his cousin the way others do, but he's still joining with his friends and family members to cheer her on during her pageant. He said, "She has a lot of support here and we are video recording it for her so she knows how much support she had."

Katherine's uncle, Stuart Webb added, "We wanted to get together and have a celebration for her here with our family and friends. We couldn't go out there because of monetary reasons and with work. Part of the family is there and the rest will be here so we can enjoy being together."

The Webb's have always supported Katherine during her pageants, but now that she is competing in the big one, they are going all out. Her aunt Misty Webb explained, "We have a big screen set up outside in the yard with the projector so we can watch her in the yard. We have a big screen set up in the living room and another one outside. So anywhere they want to sit they can watch Katherine tonight."

The family is expecting close to 75 people to show up and cheer for the local contestant in this year's Miss USA pageant.

"It's so cool because I have been watching pageants for so many years, and to know someone up there -- my cousin Katherine is on the big screen. Tonight is really cool and of course we want her to do well and bring home the crown," said Katherine Webb's cousin, Morgan Webb.

Misty Webb added, "We are hoping she wins it all. From what we hear, and the things we have been reading, she has a really good shot at doing really well. We are very, very proud of her."

The Miss USA winner will be announced just before 11 o'clock.

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