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While Miss America says it’s “just not true” that she participated in physically or verbally abusive activities during her time at the Alpha Phi sorority, she attributed her behavior to a “culture” of hazing.
The website Jezebel reported that Kira, who won the Atlantic City pageant as Miss New York, had been dismissed from the sorority Alpha Phi in 2013 along with a friend after being reported for hazing. Kira has maintained that she was asked to leave the group after sending an email that contained a joke and failing to attend a sorority hearing about the message.
“Under the broad definition for hazing, yes, I was involved.”
The pageant titleholder claimed her former group’s hazing was limited to standing in a line reciting information and “a few sleepless nights crafting.”
“All I can do is sit here and be honest. I’m going to take this negative and make it a positive.”