updated 08/14/2013 AT 5:40 PM ET
•originally published 08/14/2013 AT 6:30 PM ET
The death of Gia Allemand, who competed for Jake Pavelka’s heart on season 14 of The Bachelor shocked those who knew her – particularly fellow contestants from the reality love show, as well as the very bachelor whose heart she was hoping to win.
The 29-year-old was found Monday night in her New Orleans home by her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson.
Following her death, her family members praised Allemand in a statement, saying, “Loved ones and fans will remember Gia Allemand as a caring woman who loved her family and was well-known for her compassion towards animals and mission to rescue homeless pets.”
Read on to see what others had to say about the late reality star online: