Mystery GOP Hunk Revealed! Find Out Who the Super-Hot Male Was Sitting Behind Jake Tapper

This hottie caused a Twitter storm during the GOP debate
This hottie caused a Twitter storm during the GOP debate Courtesy CNN

Way to engage an audience! Candidates and policies flew out the window for a large section of the politically interested community during Wednesday, Sept. 16's GOP forum — thanks to one seriously hot dude, who was seated just to the left of Jake Tapper during the Republican presidential debate.

The handsome, chiseled hunk, wearing a gray suit and a pink-striped tie, became a Twitter sensation as a flurry of flustered debate watchers took to social media to express their extreme interest in the "eye candy" sitting right over Tapper's shoulder.

"Ummmm who is the babe sitting behind @jaketapper??? #GOPdebate," one Twitter user asked, adding a smiley face emoji with love hearts for eyes.

"In more important news, can we talk about the hot male model they planted behind @jaketapper #CNNDebate #GOPDebate," added another.

Well, hang on to your hats, because we've discovered who the owner of those intense eyes is! Meet movie director Gregory Caruso.

Gregory Caruso
Gregory Caruso cut a clean figure during the CNN GOP debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Shana Darnell/ CNN

 

According to his online bio, Caruso (who rocked a beard in the past) was born and raised in Los Angeles, and "has a true appreciation for the history of film, specifically The Golden Age of Cinema from 1925 to 1950."

Turns out he has a political link too, which is why he ended up front row of Wednesday night's debate. Gregory is the son of millionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso, who has poured millions into past GOP campaigns, including that of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Handsome, rich, and smart! Let's see what Twitter has to say about that!

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