Kira Kazantsev always dreamed of becoming Miss America but when she won the crown last month, ugly stories circulated about her alleged abusive hazing of pledges at college. The 23-year-old blonde told Rob Shuter of Naughtybutnicerob.com that she does regret some of her actions.
“College was not the easiest time in my life,” she admitted. “I definitely wish I could take some things back. I wish I chose some other avenues of involvement in school. I can’t change that. All I can do is look to a brighter future and inspire other younger women entering college not to do those things.”
And the beauty queen also says that the media maelstrom was a difficult experience to go through.
It’s very hard when people take things and exploit them for the sake of a story and tell lies,” she said. “I went on ‘GMA’ and wrote a blog to explain all these things and I have done so to the best of my ability and I have a good moral character and compass and if people see that, that’s wonderful and if they choose to believe unfortunate lies I can’t control that.”