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Miley Cyrus Cries At VMAs — Wins Video Of The Year For ‘Wrecking Ball’

Sun, August 24, 2014 11:22pm EDT by Elizabeth Wagmeister 12 Comments

Congrats, Miley Cyrus! The singer, 21, won big at the 2014 VMAs for Video of the Year, but showed off her big heart when she dedicated her award to runaways and homeless youth in America. Read on to learn about the heartfelt acceptance speech.

The biggest award of the night went to Miley Cyrus at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on August 24, 2014 for “Wrecking Ball.” Although Miley‘s nude video, which she won for, was shocking, the moment that took our breath away was when she dedicated her award to homeless youth in America. Way to go, Miley!

Miley Cyrus Wins Video Of The Year At 2014 VMAs For ‘Wrecking Ball’

Congrats, Miley! The superstar won for Video of the Year and had some stiff competition.

The other nominates for the biggest award of the night were “Drunk In Love” by Beyonce and Jay Z, “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea, “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and “Chandelier” by Sia.

Jimmy Fallon presented the award to Miley in a hilarious introduction, which included a “Hug Cam” video, panning over the star-studded audience, but the moment that really had our emotions going was when Miley let a young man named Jesse accept her award for her.

Miley Cyrus Dedicates Her Award To Homeless Youth

Jesse accepted the award, as Miley stood on the side, crying.

Jesse told the audience that he is part of the “1.6 million runaways and homeless youth” in the country. “I have survived in shelters all over the city…I have the same dreams that have brought many of you here tonight.”

He said that Los Angeles has one of the biggest homeless populations in the country, and then told everyone how they could make a chance: “If you want to make a powerful change in the world, please go to Miley’s Facebook.”

HollywoodLifers, did you think it was incredible that Miley let Jesse accept her award? Drop a comment below, and let us know if you were inspired, just like us!

— Elizabeth Wagmeister

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