Instead of accepting her VMA for Video of the Year for the Terry Richardson-directed "Wrecking Ball," Miley Cyrus had a young man named Jesse accept the award for her 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."

Miley sat and cried while Jesse gave his speech. According to her Facebook page, she's raising money for My Friend's Place "a homeless center for young people in Hollywood."