'The Bachelor' Diary of the Departed: Gia's Rejection a "Knife in the Back"
'The Bachelor' Diary of the Departed: Gia's Rejection a "Knife in the Back"
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
After making it to the final three and traveling to St. Lucia with Bachelor Jake Pavelka, swimsuit model Gia Allemand resolved to set aside her "stand-offish" attitude as she fell harder for Jake, and told him she was "falling in love" with him during their date. But the effort was too little, too late, and Jake sent her home, keeping Tenley Molzahn and Vienna Girardi as his final two.

As she rode to the airport after the devastating rejection, Gia recorded her Bachelor "Diary of the Departed," and said this isn't the first time she's been disappointed:

"I finally put my wall down, and I finally open up, and this is what always happens: I get hurt."

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Gia and Jake shared a romantic night together in the Fantasy Suite, where she let down her guard and told Jake she was falling for him. But it wasn't enough.

"It's like a knife in your back. Someone tells you to keep opening up, and you keep doing it, and finally you feel like you opened up, and I said "I'm falling in love with you," after he said it to me. And I believed him enough to open up to say those feelings... and he sends me home."

Despite feeling betrayed by Jake, Gia wished him the best with Tenley and Vienna:

"I really, from the bottom of my heart, hope he gets what he's looking for. I'm rooting for him."

Check out this deleted scene from Gia and Jake's fruit picnic during Monday night's Bachelor episode 7. What first seemed sweet ended up being sour. How fitting!

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