Gia Allemand: Insecure, Lost, Seeking Attention, Friends Lament

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The sudden suicide of The Bachelor star Gia Allemand has friends and fans in shock and wondering how things could have gone so downhill for her.

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Some of Allemand's friends on the hit ABC franchise spoke to reporters on Wednesday, saying they knew the brunette beauty had demons she fought.

"I could tell there was some insecurity going," Reid Rosenthal, a friend of the 29-year-old model and contestant on Season Five of The Bachelorette.

"Nothing surprises me anymore. I don't know what she needed out of life. It's sad. The last I heard we were supposed to be at an event this Thursday."

Wednesday afternoon, fans, friends and family were stunned when Gia Allemand died after she was taken off life support in a New Orleans hospital.

Two days earlier, boyfriend Ryan Anderson found her hanging in her home.

"Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend and other lifelong friends by her side," her family said in a statement last night.

Allemand's cause of death has been confirmed as suicide by hanging.

Beauty and the Geek host Brian McFayden, who was also close to Allemand, said that she had a lot of insecurities, and was "looking for attention from guys."

"She was looking for love," he added. "She was lost."

Allemand seemed to have found love with Anderson, 25, a basketball player with the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans who she began dating in 2011.

Despite speculation about the nature of their relationship and rumors that they were on the rocks shortly before her death, Ryan said in a statement:

"Gia was the most beautiful person I knew inside and out, and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile. She had such an amazing impact on my life."

"Anyone that knew her was blessed. All I have left is to cherish those memories we made together and help perpetuate the many values, faith and love that we shared."

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What I don't get is: Just a week ago, she was smiling, looked really happy, & did not seem depressed in the least. What a terrible tragedy. This girl had everything to live for. She was young, beautiful, & had a whole lifetime ahead of her....I still don't get it. May she R.I.P.

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Just reading that she hanged herself makes what was already horrible news ten times worse. I can't imagine the kind of despair a person must feel to kill themselves that way, one of the most brutal forms of suicide possible, I suspect. So sad. Such a beautiful young woman with so much to live for. Where were her friends, her parents, her boyfriend to allow her the opportunity to do such a thing? She had to be in such a negative state, she should not have been left alone.

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Yes after she killed herself now boyfriend is talking gibbish.

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what a sad news, she was beautiful woman and looked like a down to earth gal.....here is info about her mother Donna http://dailyentertainmentnews....

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well, she wasn't exactly happy with herself.

Gia Allemand Biography

Gia Allemand Photo Gia Allemand is a swimsuit model from New York, N.Y. She is vying for the heart of Jake Pavelka on The Bachelor, ABC's long-running... More »
Birthplace
New York, New York
Full Name
Gia Allemand
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