Gia Allemand, Model And 'The Bachelor' Contestant, Hospitalised In Critical Condition

Gia Allemand, who starred in The Bachelor, is in a critical condition at New Orleans University hospital. According to a statement made to ABC by her publicist, Allemand was admitted into hospital on Monday (12th August) evening "following a serious medical event." Further details have not been officially released. 

Gia Allemand
Gia Allemand in 2010 at the Melanie Segal Celebrity Retreat in honour of the MTV Music Awards.

Melinda Farina, a good friend of Allemand's, has kept fans of The Bachelor star up to date with the latest news of her condition and treatment via Twitter. Tweeting today (Wednesday 14th August), Farina stated that Allemand was on life support with a low pulse and that she is hardly breathing. Farina claimed the news came from Allemand's mother and that the next 48 hours are critical. 

Farina has described her friend as an "incredible person", "beautiful" and "the best person I know." She has requested her Twitter followers to pray for Allemand. As has The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka, tweeting "please pray for Gia Allemand. A dear friend and one of the sweetest women I know."

Allemand is best known for starring in season 14 of The Bachelor. She is also a model who has appeared in Maxim. 

Her family is with her at the hospital including her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans. In the statement released by Allemand's publicist, it asked for the privacy of the family to be protected: "on behalf of the family, we kindly ask for privacy at this time."

Gia Allemand
Gia Allemand in 2010 at the Melanie Segal Celebrity Retreat in honour of the MTV Music Awards.

 


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