<p><span></span>Former <em>Bachelor</em> contestant <strong>Gia Allemand</strong> has traded up from the Bachelor mansion to the basketball court with new boyfriend and NBA star <strong>Ryan Anderson</strong>, <em>Life & Style</em> has learned. 27-year-old Gia gained fame from appearing both on <strong>Jake Pavelka</strong>'s season of <em>The Bachelor</em>, where she was the second-to-last contestant eliminated, and the spin-off series <em>Bachelor Pad</em>.</p>
"I've been on an emotional roller coaster between The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad, so it's good to find some stability," Gia tells Life & Style. "I finally found what I've been looking for." Her new guy Ryan, who is five years younger at age 22, plays for the Orlando Magic.
This isn't the first athlete to which Gia has been linked. She was previously rumored to be dating hockey player Chris Campoli as well as former Yankees player Carl Pavano.