"I felt like he was lying to Ali all the time," Higgins told Reality TV World during a Wednesday media conference call.
"When I was around him he was just completely different than when he was next to Ali because I saw him talking to Ali a few times when I was in the house. The things he would say to her, it was almost like you were sitting next to one of your best buddys who was hitting on a girl -- you could just tell he's telling lies."
Higgins added that he did single out Justin for being on the show for the wrong reasons when given the opportunity -- as did an "overwhelming" majority of the Fedotowsky's other suitors.
"I did vote for Justin just because he did kind of rub me the wrong way. He just kind of seemed arrogant to me, so I put his name down," Higgins told Reality TV World.
"He wasn't one of my favorite guys there. I actually rode over in the limo with him and I thought he was alright until all the cameras got around him."
Higgins, a 26-year-old outdoorsman from Highlands Ranch, CO, was one of eight suitors who failed to receive a rose from Fedotowsky during The Bachelorette's sixth-season premiere on Monday night.
In addition to Justin, Higgins said Jason -- a 27-year-old construction consultant from Denver, CO who was also ousted at the end of the initial cocktail party -- wasn't there for the right reasons.
"I liked him, he was a good guy," Higgins told Reality TV World. "But he definitely wasn't there for the right reasons."
Higgins also commented on Craig M., a 34-year-old in dental sales from Sarnia, Ontario who came across as outspoken during the premiere.
While Higgins said Craig M. was "cocky and confident" he added "most guys there were all the same way" and actually "didn't think he was that bad"
"When I watched the episode it kind of surprised me because I actually really liked him -- him and I got along. I spent probably the majority of the night with him. I thought he was a good guy, I thought he was cool," Higgins told Reality TV World.
"Watching the episode and the previews, his character shows a little bit of a different story. But I was only there for a night and I only hung out with him that one night. So he could drastically change for all I know. But while I was there I liked him."
When Higgins actually had a chance to talk to Fedotowsky during the initial cocktail reception, he presented her with a fishhook similar to the one given to him when he was a kid that he considers good luck.
"I bought it specifically for her. I actually was going to use the one that I had since I was little, but then I was like if this doesn't work out, I don't want to lose something that's been good luck for me since I was tiny," he told Reality TV World.
"Even though it might not be me in the end, I wanted to wish her the best of luck throughout the whole thing in finding what she really wants because I know she was there, obviously, for all the right reasons."
Higgins said he wishes he had the chance to spend some more time with Fedotowsky to show his intentions were true.
"I do think that if I could have had some more time with her and kind of showed her who I was a little bit more, she would have picked me," Higgins told reporters during the conference call.
"But then again, we were two completely different personalities. I don't know if it was meant to be or not, but I do think if I would have had more time I maybe could have wooed her a little bit."
In addition, Higgins said his "goal" was to make it to the final Rose Ceremony and he was "kind of surprised" that he didn't, but understands why.
"I wish I had tried a little bit harder for Ali while I was there," he opined. "She was more like a girl who would be a really, really good friend of mine."
Higgins also noted that his life as an outdoorsman might not have meshed well with Fedotowsky's.
"It honestly never really crossed my mind before I got there. I heard she was kind of outdoorsy before I had gotten out there, so I kind of thought we might mesh in a way," he explained.
"I guess in a way I was hoping it could have been an opposites attract kind of fairy-tale story. But that isn't the way it worked out."
Regardless of being ousted on the first night of the competition, Higgins said he has no regrets.
"I don't regret it at all," he told reporters.
"I'm 26-years-old and I've probably had one serious relationship out here in Colorado. The relationship I was in was a really good relationship until the end. I guess finding love was something I wanted to do again. I kind of thought this was my chance. I don't regret going out there. I had a good time."
Higgins said he was cast for The Bachelorette after attending open casting call at a bar near his home, as he was approached by a local newsman who put him at the front of the line.
"I happened to be in the right place at the right time," he said.
Still, Higgins said his audition was before The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love premiered with Fedotowsky as a bachelorette.
"My tryout was before The Bachelor started. So I didn't know it was going to be Ali, of course, until way later. But I watched the episodes once they told me they were interested in having me on the show," he told reporters.
"I watched the whole The Bachelor, I had never seen it before in my life. Once I saw the first one I had to watch the rest of them. It was like a car accident where you drive by and you have to look. Never in my life did I think I'd be a guy watching The Bachelor."
Now that he's seen it and participated in its sister series, Higgins said he's already expressed interest about appearing as The Bachelor's star.
"I actually wrote an email to one of the producers saying, 'Hey, I know I was only there for a night but keep me in mind to be the next Bachelor,'" he told reporters.
"Just to have that chance again at finding love, it would be a dream come true. I would definitely be interested."
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