Bachelor Pad 2’s Gia Allemand Dating NBA Player Ryan Anderson

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She didn't find love on The Bachelor, but Bachelor Pad 2 star Gia Allemand never once gave up hope that she'd find The One.

The 27-year-old model tells Us Weekly that fate stepped in when she was introduced to her current boyfriend, Orlando Magic power forward Ryan Anderson, 23, while doing a photo shoot in The Bahamas in February.

"We ended up hanging out every minute I was able to when I wasn't working," Allemand says.

As luck would have it, Allemand was soon offered a job in The Bahamas that required her to relocate to the Sunshine State in order to "be flown to the Bahamas every weekend."

Allemand, who recently designed a line a bathing suits for The G Stop, says she and California-born Anderson have been going strong ever since.

"Not only was it love at first sight but it seemed like a touch of destiny. We now both live in Orlando and couldn't be happier," Allemand tells Us. "I think I finally found the one!"

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