PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive 2015: 30 Years of Sexy airs Wednesday, 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime

By Lydia Price
November 17, 2015 06:45 PM

For 30 years, PEOPLE has honored all that is, well, sexy.

That’s right – we’ve been making dreams come true for the hottest of the hot with a title every shirtless guy has at least thought about: Sexiest Man Alive.

This Wednesday, we’re teaming up with Lifetime to look back at three decades of the iconic franchise in our one-hour primetime special, PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2015: 30 Years of Sexy.

Scandal star Bellamy Young will host the behind-the-scenes look at how we crown our sexy men, while comedians, PEOPLE editors and stars – including Lance Bass and Paulina Porizkova – explore the history of our sexiest issue.

“It is hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since Mel Gibson was first bestowed the coveted title of Sexiest Man Alive,” says Jess Cagle, Editorial Director of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. “2015 marks a pop culture milestone, so it is only fitting that we should take a look back at the evolution of this incredible franchise and celebrate on all platforms.”

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The show will also reveal the results of our Sexiest Man Alive cover poll.

Tune in to PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2015: 30 Years of Sexy Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.