Gia Allemand: A darker side emerges

Aug 15, 2013 at 6:14 p.m. ET

The tragic end to Gia Allemand's life shows a young woman tormented by her demons. It's a sad tale of depression and a cry for help.


As friends and family members mourn the loss of Gia Allemand, many fans were left wondering how this tragic event happened. In the aftermath of her death, new details are emerging that reveal a darker side to the publicly-cheery reality star.

The 29-year-old Bachelor contestant was described by her boyfriend Ryan Anderson as "the most beautiful person I knew inside and out and she always smiled and made everyone else around her smile." However, several friends who spoke anonymously to the New York Post revealed a woman who was tormented by depression.

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One pal told the publication, “I’m not that shocked because of her ups and downs. She fell victim to her own perfection and they were having problems.”

There have been reports that the native New Yorker was going to head back to her home state because her relationship with the NBA player had reached a standstill. There are also rumors that Allemand was upset that Anderson hadn't proposed to her yet. However, her darkness seemed to be rooted even deeper than a failed relationship.

Now, whispers of drug use, including cocaine and prescription drugs, are being bandied about amongst her circle of friends.

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Her friend shared, “The first thing everyone thought was prescription drugs.”

Many of her fellow TV personalities have tweeted their condolences for their deceased friend. TMZ has also released the sad 911 call between her boyfriend and emergency services as they tried to revive her by administering CPR.

Allemand passed away on Wednesday from "critical loss of brain and organ function" from her suicide attempt.

Funeral services have not been officially announced, but her rep told E! News, "A date is not confirmed at this time. The funeral will be open to the public, yet no cameras or cell phones will be permitted inside. Many friends from the Bachelor family are expected to be in attendance."

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