Miss America Kira Kazantsev Was Reportedly Kicked Out Of Her Sorority While In College


Miss America Kira Kazantsev hasn’t even been in office (wait, does she get an actual office, never mind) barely a week now and her first scandal is already upon us.

Jezebel reports that in late April 2013 Kazantsev, who was serving as the sorority’s head of recruitment at the time, and a friend were both kicked out of the Alpha Phi sorority at Hofstra University for hazing pledges.

Of course, the Miss America Organization was quick to jump on this potential controversy issuing the following statement…

“Kira has been fully transparent with the MissAmerica 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. 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.”

I don’t see an actual denial anywhere in there, do you? Probably because, as Jezebel goes on to report…

When someone reported Kazantsev and her friend for “dirty pledging,” Hofstra didn’t turn a blind eye. After a months-long investigation into their actions, our source says, the pair was expelled from Alpha Phi in late 2013 and told they could no longer participate in any sorority activities, including the end-of-year formal. Kira and her bestie attended the formal, anyway, but had to sneak in with their dates.

Not that any of this will be grounds for stripping her of the crown, and according to E! News, “Kazantsev still managed to maintain a 3.6 GPA and has reportedly been accepted to Fordham University’s Law School, where, according to her website, she ‘plans to pursue work in women’s issues and international diplomacy'” so there are obviously still many positive things Kazantsev did well at her time on Long Island.

Kazantsev, herself, has yet to comment on the issue, and perhaps, if she’s smart, she can turn this into a positive by using her story to help others avoid the same mistakes. Stay tuned…

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