Photos: 'Bachelor' contestant Gia Allemand dead at age 29

Photos: 'Bachelor' contestant Gia Allemand dead at age 29

Photos: 'Bachelor' contestant Gia Allemand dead at age 29

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by KHOU.com staff

CNN.com

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 15 at 10:42 AM

NEW ORLEANS – A former "The Bachelor" contestant has died after an apparent suicide attempt in New Orleans, her family said in a statement.

Gia Allemand, 29, had been in critical condition since she was hospitalized Monday night.

She was found unconscious by boyfriend Ryan Anderson, who plays for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.

She had been on life support and "died peacefully" with Anderson and her mother by her side, the statement said.

Allemand appeared on Season 14 of "The Bachelor" featuring pilot Jake Pavelka in 2010.

"Gia was a beautiful girl and an unbelievable friend," Season 14 winner Vienna Girardi told TMZ. "I’m shocked and can’t believe what happened to her. She seemed so happy, but you never know the demons people are fighting inside. I will never forget her and will miss my friend forever."
Allemand also competed on the first two seasons of the spinoff show "Bachelor Pad."

On Twitter, Allemand described herself as: "Christian. Bachelor 14. Bachelor Pad 1 & 2. Pescetarian. Wannabe Poet. Shark Week Enthusiast. Professional Giggler. Pure Barre instructor" from New Orleans.

Her biography said she was an actress, model and reality TV contestant.

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