"Hot Debate Guy" identified as Rick Caruso's son

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The real breakout star of the GOP forum was the guy sitting behind moderator Jake Tapper.

While politicians went head to head on certain policies in their second televised debate, the real breakout star of the GOP forum was the guy sitting behind moderator Jake Tapper.

The man was dressed in a gray suit and seemed to make hearts flutter on social media. For the millions watching the presidential debate at home, many seemed fixated on him, tweeting with the hashtag #HotDebateGuy.

CNN tracked down #HotDebateGuy, and ladies and gentlemen, he is 24-year-old Greg Caruso.

The Los Angeles native and University of Southern California graduate is a filmmaker and the son of wealthy real estate developer Rick Caruso, according to the Daily Mail.

Overnight, it seemed Greg Caruso gained new found fame equated with "Alex from Target" and "Hot Mugshot Guy." Luckily, for his own sake, Caruso doesn't have a Facebook or Twitter account.

"It's pretty hilarious," Caruso told CNN. "Social media can focus on some guy at the debate instead of the debate."

Of the 11 candidates on stage last night, Caruso likes Jeb Bush, according to CNN, but won't commit to supporting him or any of the other candidates just yet.

"I think out of everyone, (Bush) improved the most from the first debate," he told CNN.
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