Gia Allemand hospitalized in critical condition after "serious emergency medical event"
By Reality TV World staff, 08/13/2013
Gia Allemand has been hospitalized in critical condition in a hospital in New Orleans.
The 29-year-old former The Bachelor bachelorette and Bachelor Pad contestant was hospitalized after she suffered "a serious emergency medical event" Monday night, her representative said in a statement released to CNN on Tuesday.
Additional details about Allemand's medical emergency "are currently not known," according to the representative.
"On behalf of the family, we kindly ask for privacy at this time," the representative said.
"Further statements will be released as more information becomes available."
Allemand is currently dating Ryan Anderson, who plays for the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, and both he and her mother are by Allemand's side, according to the representative.
Allemand was one of the last three The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love bachelorettes in the running to receive Pavelka's final rose, however he eliminated her in favor of Tenley Molzahn and Vienna Girardi at the season's penultimate Rose Ceremony.
Afterward, Allemand returned to compete on the first and second seasons of the reality dating show's Bachelor Pad spinoff, which aired in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Pavelka tweeted a message of support for Allemand on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
"Please pray for @GiaAllemand... A dear friend and one of the sweetest women I know," he wrote.