#GOPHottie: The Guy Sitting Behind Jake Tapper Has Been ID'ed
The second GOP presidential debate had its share of memorable moments, mostly involving the candidates going back and forth with Donald Trump throughout the three-hour event.
But the Twitter-verse was overwhelmingly occupied with one person who got a lot of air time: the "hot guy" sitting right behind moderator Jake Tapper.
Questions about #GOPhottie raged on social media...
— Rumor Solanine (@RumorSolanine) September 17, 2015
— Lexi (@ChlexMix) September 17, 2015
Can someone please get a screen grab of the hot guy in the audience behind Jake Tapper?! #CNNDebate
— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) September 17, 2015
It didn't take long for the mystery man to be outed.
Turns out his name is Greg Caruso, a 24-year-old L.A.-based actor and the son of a real estate developer.
CNN tracked him down, reporting:
Well, CNN got in touch with him and his name is Greg Caruso of Los Angeles, an aspiring filmmaker who is not on Facebook or Twitter (and sorry, he declined to disclose his relationship status).
He first found out about the attention he was getting via texts from his friends and finds the whole thing to be funny.
"It's pretty hilarious," he said. "Social media can focus on some guy at the debate instead of the debate."