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Former “Bachelor” Contestant Hospitalized in Critical Condition

Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Gia Allemand, a contestant on the 2010 season of ABC's The Bachelor, is reportedly in critical condition in a New Orleans hospital.

According to a statement from her representative obtained by various media outlets, the 29-year-old Allemand was hospitalized following a "serious emergency medical event," the nature of which has not been disclosed.

The rep said Allemand's mother and boyfriend, basketball player Ryan Anderson of the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans, were by her side.

The star of the 2010 Bachelor season, Jake Pavelka, has tweeted, "Please pray for @GiaAllemand... A dear friend and one of the sweetest women I know... #powerofprayer."

Allemand was the second runner-up on that season. She went on to appear on the first season of Bachelor Pad.

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