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'Modern Family' star Sofía Vergara has an extremely handsome 26-year-old son

Hearing of someone taking their mother as a date to a party doesn't even elicit schadenfreude, it just makes you cringe. But if it's the other way around, and if your mother is taking you to the Emmys AND she's a widely admired celebrity, then it doesn't seem all that bad.

That's how it was for Modern Family actress Sofía Vergara, who took her 26-year-old son Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara to the television awards show on the weekend. What's more? People realised what absolute arm candy he was, and have made a point to tell everyone just how devastatingly handsome he is.

He's just a classic, Prince Charming-esque kind of handsome

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And that jawline... oof. Manolo was looking dapper in a suave tuxedo and a slick hairdo, but best of all was the unapologetically stoked expression on his face, and that's possibly what makes him most handsome. Just look at those pearly whites and squidgy, smiley cheeks:

In another photo from his Instagram, he's smiling so hard we can barely see his eyes:

After reading the hype about Sofía's dashing son, we had to find out more. His boyish charm, dark features and clownish disposition haven't just been put on for the red carpet.

Dayum. Manolo takes after his mother and has been doing modelling and acting work after graduating from college a few years ago. And it's not hard to see why. But it's not all about looks, so stop wagging your finger and calling me superficial.

He also loves horses

Enjoys eating food

And he's funny too, guys

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Clearly reporting on all the important behind-the-scenes things while at the Emmys. He's funny, handsome, AND a good person (but never judge someone by their Instagram, OK?).

His close relationship with his mother is also a good trait. It's actually not the first time Manolo has accompanied Sofía to the Emmys, as the pair went together last year too. When asked about being at the Emmys again, Manolo said half-jokingly: "It's amazing, she invites me when Joe's busy, so..."

"[Joe's] shooting a movie in New York," Sofía piped in. "So I'm like, 'Manolo, you wanna come?'"

Joe Manganiella is Manolo's stepfather, the Magic Mike actor who married Sofía in 2015. Manolo's father is Joe Gonzalez, who was Sofia's high school sweetheart. She married him when she was 18, and Manolo came along two years later. Manolo's parents divorced in 1993.

Sofía put a lot of care into raising Manolo alone, and said “When people compliment me on him, on how well mannered, how charming, funny and well-behaved he is, it makes all the sacrifices worthwhile.”

He's clearly quite the catch, and it's likely to spark a flood of proposals like this one:

This one's a triple threat, so we better up the ante.