Who Was the Guy Who Accepted Miley Cyrus' Award at the VMAs?

Aug 24, 2014

After she won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball" at the 2014 VMAs, Miley Cyrus opted not to walk onto the stage to accept her trophy — but rather, she sent someone in her place: Cyrus had a homeless youth accept the award for her.

While Jimmy Fallon held the microphone, the young man named Jesse explained how those watching could donate to My Friend’s Place, a homeless center for young people in Hollywood, while Cyrus wept watching in the audience.

Miley explained further on her Facebook page:

Help me raise awareness and funds to end youth homelessness! This is just the beginning for me, but we’re going to get started now by focusing on My Friend’s Place, a homeless center for young people in Hollywood.

You can support the cause by making a donation here:www.prizeo.com/miley! For every $5 donation, you’ll be entered to win a trip for 2 to Brazil to hang out with me at my show in Rio de Janeiro on Sept 28th. You'll get the full VIP experience, including 2 of the best seats in the house.

2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
Taylor Swift attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
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2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet
Taylor Swift attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.
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