Former 'Bachelor' Contestant Commits Suicide
She's the tragic beauty from TV's The Bachelor whose heart was broken too many times.
Police say 29-year-old Gia Allemand hanged herself at the home of her boyfriend, basketball star Ryan Anderson. Published reports say she was depressed that Anderson had not proposed to her.
Her good friend Erica Rose, another contestant from TV's The Bachelor, says she is stunned by the beauty's suicide.
Rose told INSIDE EDITION, "I was surprised that Ryan hadn't proposed to Gia yet just because they've been together for a long time. But I was expecting it to happen really soon.Gia was a really happy person and everything was good in her life and so I still don't really understand why she wanted to take her own life."
Allemand vied for the love of pilot Jake Pavelka on season 14 of The Bachelor. Allemand and Jake seemed to be head-over-heels in love. On one date in New York City, she revealed that her heart was broken by a former boyfriend.
Allemand told him, "I had one terrible relationship. He cheated on me with all my friends."
Pavelka said, "You've really been hurt."
Allemand wept when she was jilted on The Bachelor in favor of rival Vienna Girardi.
Vienna reacted to the news of her suicide, saying, "I can't believe what happened to her. She seemed so happy, but you never know the demons people are fighting inside."
Allemand also appeared on season two of the spin-off, Bachelor Pad.
Earlier this month, Allemand seemed in good spirits at a viewing party for the finale of The Bachelorette.
Allemand began a new life last year when she moved to New Orleans to be with boyfriend Ryan Anderson, who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Rose said, "She told me she didn't want to move in with him because she thought if they moved in together then maybe they wouldn't get engaged. But she did end up moving in with him anyway."
But the relationship faltered. Her heart was broken once more and for the last time.
Anderson found her body and called 911 but it was too late to save her.
"They just seemed like a really happy couple in love with a great future", Rose said.