Welcome to 50 Days of Addison Rae, a Just PMSing original blog series where we explore all things Addison Rae, TikToker, dancer, YouTuber, Kardashian friend.
There is a rumor that Addison Rae was blacklisted from all LSU sororities during rush.
Addison Rae entered LSU in fall 2019 and according to the rumor, she was already somewhat well-known on TikTok. But in the fall of 2019, TikTok wasn’t a thing and it certainly wasn’t cool — TikTok didn’t really become mainstream until the COVID-19 shutdown in the spring of 2020.
But to say sororities would not want Addison Rae seems too far. Sororities really like connections and even if TikTok wasn’t top-tier, it was something. Plus, from a sorority-standpoint, you would want the publicity Addison Rae could give your organization. (Pageant girls and social media influencers typically always do well during rush.)
To be blacklisted means every single sorority says no to you. I can only think of one girl who was blacklisted when I went through rush in fall 2009. She was blacklisted because an unflattering photo of herself went somewhat viral. Other reasons you might get blacklisted: You’re a literal porn star or just have a really, really bad reputation. (Even the “low level” sororities will still take the girls other sororities pass on.)
I reached out to five former sorority girls and only two thought the blacklisting was possible. One said that maybe if Addison Rae’s TikToks were slutty, she might have been blacklisted (they weren’t) and the other said it’s possible sorority girls were jealous of her (this seems unlikely IMO because if sororities are cutting girls because they’re jealous of them, there would be no sororities).
On Addison Rae’s podcast with her mother, she opened up about not making LSU’s dance team. (She even skipped prom to try out.) If Addison Rae was also blacklisted during rush because of TikTok, I feel like she would have opened up about that too.