Jesse accepted the Video of the Year Award for Miley
ICYMI Miley Cyrus brought a homeless date to the MTV VMAs - and he's wanted by the police! But before you start thinking it's a sensational story, her reason for bringing Jesse Helt, a young homeless former singer and model, is an inspiring one. Miley met Jesse at My Friends Place, a homeless shelter in Hollywood, and realized the awards show would be a great place to shed light on youth homelessness. Her date accepted the Video of the Year award for her and went on to make a touching speech about homelessness.
"I am accepting this award for the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I'm one of those people."
Jesse is wanted by the police in his home state of Oregon for breaking parole.