Gia Allemand, the 29-year-old beauty who finished third on Jake Pavelka’s “Bachelor” season and went on to compete on “Bachelor Pad” Seasons 1 and 2, was pronounced dead Wednesday (Aug. 14) after an apparent suicide in New Orleans.
We had the pleasure of meeting Gia at the “Bachelor Pad” Season 1 finale and she was warm and sweet, which is a sentiment echoed by the members of “Bachelor” nation, who are in shock over her death.
The “Bachelor” nation members have also been sending their thoughts and prayers to Gia’s family and friends:
“It’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our good friend Gia Allemand. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.” — Chris Harrison
“We lost an incredible human being today. @giaallemand.” — Ali Fedotowsky
“I am in complete shock and devastated to hear the news about Gia. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. And a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. We have lost angel today. I miss you Gia.” — Jake Pavelka
“Gia you are my angel! You changed so many lives with your beautiful soul and will be missed and loved forever.” — Vienna Girardi
“I will miss you Gia, you were an awesome woman and I thank God I got to be part of your life if only for a little while xoox” — Wes Hayden
“Can’t wrap my head around this news and that I was supposed to see Gia today. She was truly amazing and I’m lucky to call her a friend!” — Peyton Lambton
“I’m speechless and heartbroken over the news of @GiaAllemand’s passing. My prayers are with the Allemand family and those who knew her.” — Sarah Herron
“My heart is heavy. Thank you Gia for leaving behind an example of how to live a beautiful life. Thank you for letting your light shine. Thank you for this reminder… You did this well in everything you did. Thank you for the laughs. @GiaAllemand Continued prayers to the loved ones she left behind.” — Tenley Molzahn
“Love is all that matters. Gia had ours & will always have our love. Rest in peace.” — Kiptyn Locke
“Sad day today. We lost one of our favorite bachelor friends and family. Thoughts and prayers go out to Gia’s family. This is how I will always remember her. Always smiling and always happy to see her.” — David Good