Miley Cyrus won the coveted VMA award for Video of the Year at last night's award show and she sent homeless youth, Jesse, up to accept it for her.
In Jesse’s speech he accepted the award “on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now.”
He spoke on behalf of My Friend’s Place, a homeless shelter in Los Angeles which Miley has become an ambassador for.
When visiting the shelter earlier this month Miley asked Jesse to be her date for the award show and together they crafted the moving speech and as he delivered it she sat on the side wiping away the tears.
Of course Miley instagrammed the night with pictures of her and Jesse who she described as her “favourite person ever” and even went to say “her hero”.
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It was in sharp contrast to the 2013 VMAs, when Cyrus twerked and danced shockingly onstage.
Cyrus’ decision to let someone else accept her award to promote a cause was reminiscent of Marlon Brando’s 1973 Academy Awards best actor win, when he gave a Native American activist the stage rather than accept his Oscar trophy.