MTV VMAs: Formerly Homeless Youth Accepts Miley Cyrus' "Video of the Year" Award

The former homeless teen hit the VMA stage to accept the Video of the Year Award for "Wrecking Ball" on behalf of Cyrus and shed some light on his connection with the former Disney star.

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    Miley Cyrus, left, accepts the award for Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, California.

    Sometimes things aren't always what they seem...

    On her way to one of music's biggest nights, Miley Cyrus took to her Instagram to show off her arm candy for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, saying no more than, "My date :) #jesse #myfriendsplace #mtvVMAs2014," as she puckered up to his handsome face.

    And while the "We Can't Stop" singer made no mention of Jesse prior to today's PDA-filled pics, she has frequently referenced her charity work (and sometimes, artwork) at myfriendsplace.org--an organization dedicated to helping the homeless build self-sufficient lives.

    The former homeless teen hit the VMA stage to accept the Video of the Year Award for "Wrecking Ball" on behalf of Cyrus and shed some light on his connection with the former Disney star.

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    Cyrus looked on with tears in her eyes as Jesse nervously began speaking of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless teens in America and admitted to being one of them.

    Committed to doing something about the widespread numbers of homeless youth residing in L.A., the pop star has launched a Prizeo fundraising campaign to get fans to join her fight with the campaign benefitting the drop-in service center in Hollywood that's she been visiting as of late.

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    "I'm just getting started," said Cyrus in a statement, "and I want to make sure my fans are part of helping me to give back and make an impact on this issue - we all have the power to make change happen. This is about helping youth, people just like you and me have the opportunity to find their inner power and potential, no matter what their circumstances."

    "My Friend's Place is so grateful for Miley's genuine interest and involvement in supporting homeless youth in Los Angeles," added My Friend's Place Executive Director Heather Carmichael.

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