Miss America Kira Kazantsev Reportedly Was Kicked From Sorority For Hazing
Miss America Kira Kazantsev was allegedly kicked out of her college sorority for abusive hazing of pledges.
According to Jezebel, Kazantsev was the head of recruitment for the Alpha Phi sorority at Hofstra University in April 2013 when she and a friend were kicked out after an investigation related to extreme hazing.
The outlet’s source says the future Miss America made recruits’ lives a “living hell” with verbal and physical degradations that violated the school’s code of conduct.
Kazantsev and the other sorority member were allegedly reported to authorities for “dirty pledging,” leading to a months-long investigation that ended with their expulsion from Alpha Phi.
It should be noted that Jezebel has not confirmed the specifics of Kazantsev’s reported infractions due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which restricts university officials from talking about disciplinary cases.
But the Miss America Organization has issued a statement corroborating the beauty pageant winner’s abrupt dismissal from her sorority:
Kira has been fully transparent with the Miss America Organization about her termination from the Alpha Phi sorority. It’s unfortunate that this incident has been exploited to create a storyline that distracts from what we should be focusing on: Kira’s impressive academic achievements at Hofstra University, including earning a triple major from the Honors College and her commitment to serving her community.
Kazantsev graduated from Hofstra in 2013.
Following her Miss America win, the dean of the school’s Honors College called Kazantsev “very, very talented and extremely bright” in Newsday, and the university posted a congratulatory message.
No mention was made of her hazing abuses.
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