Gia Allemand was one of the 25 contestants who competed for the heart of Jake Pavelka on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love
. Before joining the show she was a swimsuit model from New York who owned a hair salon.
Jake and Gia grew close during the hometown date, as well as the Fantasy Suite date, but her failure to express her feelings to him became a detrimental factor in Jake's decision during episode 7's Rose Ceremony
. Gia was then eliminated, consequently landing third place in the competition.
Gia made her reality TV comeback when she joined the cast of the first season of Bachelor Pad
, where she competed against other contestants from the franchise. She was, however, eliminated in the third episode.
In 2011, Gia was cast again on the second season of Bachelor Pad
On August 14, 2013 Gia Allemand died of an apparent suicide
. She was 29 years old.