ABC prepared viewers for Juan Pabloc Galavis as The Bachelor last night, airing a special countdown to tonight's Season 18 premiere that took viewers behind the scenes with the hopeful husband.
Toward the end of the hour, however, the mood went from sexy to somber as Chris Harrison and company paid tribute to Gia Allemand.
The former contestant committed suicide last August.
Harrison opened the moving segment by introducing clips of Allemand talking about life and love.
"I just hope people remember my kind heart," she said in the footage. "I have a kind heart for people. That's what I hope people remember me for."