Exactly a year ago, 12 happy go-lucky guys came to New York City to pursue their dream of becoming the first ever national Stoli Guy winner.

Stoli Guy, a program I helped brainstorm and produce, launched in 2013 as a star search that invited young talented guys in cities across the country to take the stage and showcase their inspiring talent and outgoing personality. All the local winners then traveled to New York City for the first national finale that took place at Marquee.

Tomorrow, a new generation of Stoli Guy finalists will perform at the 2014 finale, and a new national winner will walk away victorious (and with a check for $10,000).

Still, the Stoli Guy: First Class of 2013 will always have special place in our hearts for boldly going where no man had gone before… at least while wearing Andrew Christian briefs. Check out photos from the first ever Stoli Guy finale, and if you’re in New York City, RSVP to this year’s star-studded finale here.

Photos: WilsonModels, Oliver Pavick