As The Bachelorette spoilers accurately predicted, Rhode Islander Jay was not among Ali Fedotowsky's chosen rose recipients on the season premiere Monday.
But he knows which guy who did get a rose he'd like to see win.
"Well, it was a good time," Jay told Us Weekly following his ouster. "You're just not used to a situation where there are about 50 cameras and 24 other guys."
Now that Jay's out of the running, who should be Ali's final pick?
"Chris from Cape Cod was a really good guy," he said of Chris Lambton, a landscaper, hunk and former high school teacher in New York. "They kind of hit it off really well... He was really funny and she seemed to really like him initially."
Will Ali follow Jay's advice and pick Chris?
One personal detail that Chris Lambton shared with the cameras but not with Ali Fedotowsky, at least not yet: he 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 really hope it works out for them."
Jay has no hard feelings himself: "Ali's gorgeous - and so nice!"
Click here for our season premiere recap if you missed it.