Miss America winner accused of sorority hazing

September 23, 2014 5:49 AM

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Miss America winner accused of sorority hazing

On Sept. 14, under the bright lights of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, with millions watching, Kira Kazantsev became the third consecutive Miss New York to win the Miss America pageant. She competed with a whimsical plastic cup routine inspired by a movie, raising some eyebrows in the process. But that's not the part of her contestant biography that is now getting attention.

A source reportedly close to Kazantsev told the website Jezebel that the future Miss America — the same 23-year-old that pageant judges called an excellent role model for their daughters — once oversaw sorority recruits at Long Island's Hofstra University during a time when the pledges were "berated...

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