Who is the homeless youth who went to the VMAs with Miley Cyrus and accepted her gong in front of millions?

By Josh Gardner and Paul Donnelley
MailOnline, August 25, 2014

Who is the homeless youth who went to the VMAs with Miley Cyrus and
accepted her gong in front of millions? Mystery man takes awards by
storm with emotional speech about life on the streets 

Miley Cyrus stole the show at this year’s VMAs but instead of
twerking and sticking out her tongue, the pop star grabbed the attention
of the audience by promoting her pet cause – youth homelessness.
blonde singer won the Video of the Year award for her song Wrecking
Ball but rather than take to the stage and mouth platitudes, Cyrus sent
in her stead a young man named Jesse to read a speech about the subject
close to the star’s heart.

‘My name is Jesse,’ the
22-year-old said. ‘I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6
million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are
starving and lost and scared for their lives. I know, because I am one
of those people.’

The man who stole the show at this year’s VMAs after accepting an award on behalf of Miley Cyrus is Jesse Helt, a wannabe model who was once so destitute he slept in a bush, his mom has today revealed. Jesse, 22, who hails from Salem, Oregon, moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams – but has so far had no luck. Jesse ended up spending Sunday evening with Miley (right) and the pair, who met last week at LA homeless shelter, My Friend’s Place, were even pictured enjoying an In-N-Out Burger after the awards show. His mom Linda Helt said: ‘It’s time for him to have some good luck. He needs to be blessed.’

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