(Yahoo!) - Former "Bachelor" contestant Gia Allemand is in critical condition.

The swimsuit model, who who was eliminated second-to-last in the 14th season of the show in 2010, was taken to University hospital in New Orleans following a "serious emergency medical event," according to a statement from ABC.

Although there's no official word yet on the severity of her condition, Melinda Farina, a friend of Allemand tweeted late Tuesday that the model was "on life support w little pulse and barely breathing ..cause unknown."

Since Jake jilted her for Vienna Girardi, the 29-year-old Allemand has participated in two seasons of the "Bachlor Pad" and, finally, found love withRyan Anderson, 25, who plays for the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans. Anderson, as well as Allemand's mother, are by her side.

Her family has issued a statement asking for privacy.

Although details were scant on Tuesday, other former "Bachelor" contestants began showing their love for Allemand on Twitter, including her former flame Pavelka and competitors Girardi and Tenley Molzahn.

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