Jay, a 29-year-old attorney from Barrington, R.I., holds a dubious distinction: he was one of ten suitors to be shown the door by Ali Fedotowsky on Monday's season premiere of The Bachelorette.
"Well, it was a good time," Jay told UsMagazine.com at Tuesday's Dragonette performance at A/X in Hollywood. "You're not used to going into a situation where there are about 50 cameras and 24 other guys really aggressive and really, really wanting to be there."
Now that Jay's out of the running, who should be Ali's final choice?
"Chris from Cape Cod was a really good guy," he told Us of Chris L., a hunky landscaper from Cape Cod, Mass. "They kind of hit it off really well...He was really funny and she seemed to really like him initially."
One personal detail Chris L. shared with the cameras but not with Fedotowsky: he had left New York City to care for his dying mother. "I was happy he didn't get into the whole story about his mom passing away which is terrible," Jay said.
"He could've used that card maybe to play that up...he's a really good guy and I hope it works out for them."
Jay has no hard feelings after being ousted. "Ali's gorgeous," he told reporters of the 25-year-old Bachelorette. "She's so nice!"