"I hope to fall in love with Jake soon. I hope," Gia tells ET, adding that she has no strategy for staying in the game: "I'm just me, and I'm just hoping that that works."
On Jake's New York hometown date with Gia, he learned from her family that she had been hurt badly by a previous boyfriend who cheated on her, which is why she is slow to give her heart. But it doesn't help matters any that she has to hear about the dates that the other bachelorettes have with the man who could potentially be her future husband.
"It's a big struggle that I'm dealing with on the show while trying to fall in love with Jake," she admits. Read the full story here.