By Teresa Jue
Updated September 22, 2014 at 09:25 PM EDT
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She may love “Jane Austin” and street hot dogs, but who knew that the newly crowned winner of Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, was also allegedly into hazing?

An article today by Jezebel reported that in April 2013, Kazantsev was dismissed from the Alphi Phi Theta Mu chapter at Hofstra University for hazing pledges, and formerly held the position of New Member Educator and Recruitment Committee President. EW confirmed Kazantsev’s dismissal from the sorority with the Alpha Phi International Fraternity and the Miss America organization, but both organizations chose not to divulge further into the reasons behind Kazantsev’s ousting.

In response to Jezebel’s article and Kazantsev’s hazing allegations, a Miss America spokesperson said in a statement:

Hofstra University did not immediately respond to EW‘s request for comment.

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