Ellie Kemper, best known for her quirky roles on The Office and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — the latter of which stars Kemper as Kimmy, a religious cult escapee who starts anew in New York City — may actually have been involved with a creepy religious organization in her youth not so unlike her on-screen persona. In 1999, a 19-year-old Kemper was crowned the “Prophet Queen of Love and Beauty” at the Veiled Prophet Ball, an annual event put on by the controversial Veiled Prophecy Organization. Founded by wealthy and prominent families in 1878, the VPO has strong ties to white supremacy and racism in St. Louis, Missouri.

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