Melissa Rycroft On Gia Allemand's Shocking Death: 'Nobody Saw It Coming'
Melissa Rycroft On Gia Allemand's Shocking Death: 'Nobody Saw It Coming'
“Bachelor Pad” alum Melissa Rycroft speaks with Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood about the tragic death of Gia Allemand. Did anything in Gia’s personality indicate that she might be driven to attempt this apparent suicide? Plus, how does Melissa want Gia to be remembered?
Are we're joined now by analyst or ride -- who hosted the bachelor pad when -- was on for the first season Melissa how well did you know Jia. I first met her when I was coasting -- -- -- and you know -- just an amazing amazing roster is one of the first girls that I made friends -- while I was hosting actress she just kind of have this aura about her. And it just exudes sweet -- and hey I'm still kind of in shock obviously I think along with everybody out. And but just wonderful wonderful girl the winds the last time you saw her -- spoke to -- I haven't seen G and probably about a year. We kind of would text based here in there -- on social networking and stuff but physically and I was actually supposed to be an event with her. Last week in New York for the bachelorette finale and I had to pull out at the last minute snow. I I would have actually seen her last week but that you know from what appearances -- everything was great -- -- you know her world seems to be. To be a happy place -- -- IA and just that I'm stunned and shots. And listen when you look back -- was there any signs -- a lot of talk out there. -- not her insecurities. Plastic surgery did she get done did you see any signs of that. No I I don't think you can identify somebody getting plastic surgery with knowing something like this it's gonna happen one day you know. I eight I didn't mean -- -- insecure site at G act you know I thought sweet girl that wanted to be -- And I think she was -- she would she's just genuinely nice what you saw was what you got attacked I think. From what everybody is -- not just that actually community but everybody seems to be enthralled with this because -- it touched a lot of people out. You know she was probably one of the most popular contestants both. Within that the -- family and those fans that are watching T she just had something very very special about her. And say I think the most shocking thing about this is that nobody really -- coming I don't think anybody. -- her -- people. What have this happen and you know it's really it's really sad and tragic she seems so loved by -- nation and I think about -- she's the girl the girls love -- The guys like what was she like when the cameras were not -- Do you have the exact name all the cameras were on and when they are off she would know it's kind of a -- have a little giggle. In the background she had a little shy side to -- serious acting at the same time. And I know I keep saying sweet but I think that really epitomizes hill. GO what I didn't see a mean bone in her body she tried to be friends with everybody and I think that's why the audience really fell in love with her. They concede that you know -- -- can see through people and there -- nothing to see through with -- you know she really was as genuine on camera and she went off. And -- was kind of hard to speculate didn't think that they show in the insecurities in the united -- a public platform had anything to do with them. You know it's it's hard to speculate at this point I think -- had handled herself really well. You know she she was on the show she continued to do the couple actually -- afterwards and I know every time this season would come up. She was pretty vocal about you know contestants that she liked and didn't like she -- Pretty popular going back to you that the parties that actually cast in the show. But I. I don't think that that has anything to -- with. With what happens unfortunately you know I think people want to pinpoint why this happened now let's blame it on reality let's blame it on plastic surgery. And unless you are in that really close close inner circle. Nobody's really gonna know why this happens. Have you heard from -- -- in that close inner circle of hers any news any new updates. I haven't heard any new updates obviously at the -- family we've all kind of tied together I've heard from people I haven't even talked to in a while and this is something that. Has brought everybody back together again and it's definitely something that makes you evaluate your life I mean she's younger than -- -- -- You never think that the last time that you say that if somebody is the last time that you'll ever -- them and it's a real awakening -- for all of last and you know I think everybody's doing a really good job. The ending together and staying strong and you know everybody we'll get through this. -- -- -- GA to be remembered everybody says sweet to hear the word Angel -- -- it for yeah. I think GS just be remembered for that kind person that she lives you know I know she was a huge animal lover. I know every time I saw her she had a real big genuine smile on her face she befriended everybody. I never heard a nasty -- -- out of her mouth and I think that's how she needs to be remembered as well as -- how did you find out about this terrible illness. I found out from my public sets the date she went into the hospital and I again found out from my publicist the time that she had passed away and that's kind of when all the -- started going back and forth between. A couple of the other people in the franchise is and everybody and is this true is -- not true. You never know and there was a lot of speculation that the timing and once we we all got confirmation from it was kind of it just the latest cuts over everybody of how. How did this happen. Who did you hear from the most was -- one person kind of leading the charge. Not leading the charge I heard from my season in particular there's Erica and -- and we were all kind of going back and forth and talk to -- a few times. -- -- I don't even know what what you can say I don't know if I'm I'm still in shock to be honest and there's there's just not much to say that than. How and why could this happen to somebody like her. Two -- -- about Ryan Anderson she seems so in love with them posting pictures on. Twitter there's rumors maybe they were there that fight there -- she need -- approval did she need that approval for a -- use our on the on the bachelor pad. Yeah I think you know when it's hard -- I feel like I was one of those girls to that kind of -- needed the attention from a guy but. I don't seeing I think there had to have been something else going on and that's just my speculation I don't know but I I would have to assume it was probably more than just -- a fight. With her boyfriend maybe it was -- the relationship meaning it was something completely unrelated and everybody's just kind of pinning it on him and it's an easy out. From what I saw what the relationship -- with a happy relationship you know she loved him I know she loved to be loved but. I -- I would probably be overstepping my bounds to say that she needed to be loved still badly that went -- when -- she would do something I don't I don't now. I'm Melissa -- contract hearts and prayers surely go out to her friends and failing thank you for joining us. -- -- --