His short stay inside the house got shrouded with controversy. Although initially favored by the housemates, his strong personality became a disadvantage on Week 3, causing it to be a reason for most housemates to nominate him. Further, the viewers were overwhelmed by his strong personality. On Week 2, a Twitter user posted a live feed clip of Jie-Ann and Justin's sarcastic bantering and misinterpreted Justin's banter as derogatory and rude. The mistakenly understood live feed clip went viral and became a subject of online discussions, especially on Twitter.
On Week 3, Justin got nominated along with Mika Pajares and Aizyl Tandugon. In the viewer voting, Justin received higher save votes in Kumu, but his save votes quickly were overtaken by a large number of evict votes from SMS, dragging his combined votes to a negative. With a -2.00% of the combined viewer votes, he became the first housemate of the season to be evicted from the Big Brother house.