Update: Gia Allemand died on Wednesday morning, according to E! News.
Gia Allemand (Getty Images)
The swimsuit model, who who was eliminated second-to-last in the 14th season of the show in 2010, was taken to University hospital in New Orleans following a "serious emergency medical event," according to a statement from ABC.
Although there's no official word yet on the severity of her condition, Melinda Farina, a friend of Allemand tweeted late Tuesday that the model was "on life support w little pulse and barely breathing ..cause unknown."
Since Jake jilted her for Vienna Girardi, the 29-year-old Allemand has participated in two seasons of the "Bachlor Pad" and, finally, found love with Ryan Anderson, 25, who plays for the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans. Anderson, as well as Allemand's mother, are by her side.
Her family has issued a statement asking for privacy.
Although details were scant on Tuesday, other former "Bachelor" contestants began showing their love for Allemand on Twitter, including her former flame Pavelka and competitors Girardi and Tenley Molzahn.
— Jake Pavelka (@jakepavelka1) August 13, 2013
Please keep @GiaAllemand in your prayers. I do not know details but she is in the icu. Stay strong and I love you. xo
— Vienna Girardi (@ViennaGirardi) August 13, 2013
Prayers for Gia. My heart goes out to her family & boyfriend as well, as they fight alongside her in whatever it is they're going through. — Tenley Molzahn (@TenleyMolzahn) August 13, 2013
— Jesse Csincsak (@JesseCsincsak) August 13, 2013
Please pray for my beautiful friend giaallemand she is in critical condition and I don't know why or… http://t.co/AhtUrnhCP6
— Michelle Money (@MoneyMichelle) August 14, 2013
@GiaAllemand is on life support w little pulse and barely breathing ..cause unknown ..next 48 hours critical please pray for Gia everyone
— Peyton W Lambton (@PeytonWLambton) August 13, 2013
Sending love & light to @GiaAllemand Such a sweetheart, love this girl & praying she pulls through this, everyone please to the same
— Jenna Burke (@TheOverAnalyst) August 13, 2013
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