The Miss America organization might want to rethink their decision to crown Kira Kazantsev as their new queen…
Last week, it was revealed that the new Miss America used to work for an infamous abortion clinic. Now, it has also been revealed that Kazantsev was thrown out of her college sorority for “extreme hazing and abusive behavior.”
Kazantsev, who attended Hofstra University, served as Recruitment Committee President of the Alpha Phi sorority in 2013. According to Jezebel, Kazantsev and her roommate made their pledge’s lives a “living Hell.”
Under Kira’s supervision, according to the source, pledges in the incoming class were called names, berated for their perceived physical flaws and imperfections, and made to perform physical tasks to the point of bruising and exhaustion—standard sorority pledge stuff paid forward by a person who our source says was herself brutally hazed upon entry into Alpha Phi.
The hazing became so bad that one of the girls reported Kazantsev to school officials. Because Hofstra has a strict no hazing policy, both Kazantsev and her roommate were thrown out of the sorority and banned from attending Greek events on campus.
While Kazantsev’s specific actions were not specified, one can get an idea for what she did by examining other hazing allegations at Hofstra:
A recent graduate who attended Hofstra at the same time as Kazantsev told Jezebel that the final two steps of pledging in one (unnamed) sorority involved making all of the pledges remove their underwear and sit on newspapers while the older members forced them to watch lesbian porn. Anyone whose newspaper stuck to them at the end of the video, the former student said, was branded a dyke, ridiculed, and tossed out. The remaining girls were then forced to perform oral sex on their sorority “big sisters.” Other Greeks required pledges to sit in circles around bowls of cat food and other various inedibles. They’d take turns eating and as soon as someone threw up, they had to eat the puke. Another sorority would wrap completely naked pledges in tinfoil, take them to bars, and instruct them to dance until last call. Patrons would pull pieces of foil off, and pledges were considered sexually up for grabs.
Despite Kazantsev’s history, the Miss America organization has made it very clear that they intend to stand by their new queen, saying that she had been “fully transparent” with them about this incident.
“It’s unfortunate that this incident has been exploited to create a storyline that distracts from what we should be focusing on,” the organization said. “Kira is an exceptional ambassador for the MissAmerica Organization, and we are excited to be a part of her journey as a force for good across our nation, promoting education and service and working to empower young women.”
Oddly enough, Kazantsev’s platform for Miss America was called “Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence.”
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