FOX - Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of her Long Island college sorority after a hazing scandal, she admitted on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning.
“Under the broad definition of hazing, yes, I was involved,” she said. “At the time, unfortunately, that was just the culture of the university, and I was hazed, and I was kind of brought up through the organization thinking that is appropriate behavior…”
The newly crowned pageant queen, whose platform in the competition was anti-domestic abuse, was kicked out of Hofstra University’s Alpha Phi sorority last year after she sent an email ahead of an event to members of her sorority that she said was misinterpreted.
“In the email I made a joke that was taken out of context and forwarded,” she said.
So what was the joke? “That we would make the evening scary for the pledges.”
She described the hazing pledges were put through, explaining they were made to do “menial tasks.”
“It included something like you would stand in a line and basically like recite information or a few sleepless nights crafting,” she said.
Love that explanation of her abusive hazing. Making pledges “stand in lines reciting information” and “staying up late crafting.” Riiiiight. I prefer to go with what this unnamed source over at Jezebel had to say about Hofstra pledging:
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.
Now THAT is some quality hazing! I mean there’s a 0% chance it’s true but that’s at least how I like to picture my sororities in my head. Like a scene from the most NC-17 chick version of Animal House imaginable, and this is basically the script right here. Watching lesbian porn and eating each other out all over the house then hitting the bar in nothing but tin foil. Greek Life done right. Wish we could go back and re-do the Q&A portion of Miss America, skip the Ray Rice question and ask Kira if she passed the newspaper test. That’s what the people want to know.