Last year at the MTV VMAs, Miley Cyrus was all anyone could talk about.
This year, the singer is again making headlines —but this time it's not for twerking on Robin Thicke.
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When Miley's name was announced as the winner of "Video of the Year" for her infamous swing on a wrecking ball she didn't head for the stage herself, but allowed someone else to accept the Moon Man on her behalf.
A young man named Jesse took the mic from Jimmy Fallon to accept the coveted award and give an emotional speech acknowledging the issue of youth homelessness in Los Angeles and across the United States.
Miley poses with Jesse, the homeless youth who accepted the "Video of the Year" award on behalf of the singer. (Photo Credit: Getty)
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"I survived in shelters all over the city," he said. "I've cleaned hotel rooms, been an extra in your movies and in your life."
Miley remained in the audience, wiping away tears as the young man spoke.
Jesse then directed fans and viewers to Miley's Facebook page to learn more about the cause.
“Help me raise awareness and funds to end youth homelessness! This is just the beginning for me, but we’re going to get started now by focusing on My Friend’s Place, a homeless center for young people in Hollywood,” reads the post on Miley's page.
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Everyone tuning in to this year's show noticed a substantially more subdued Miley, proving the singer has come a long way since her scandalous performance at the VMAs last year.
The singer also opted to significantly tone down her usual wild style at this year's show, donning a chic black leather bandeau and matching pants — a far cry from 2013's infamous flesh colored, twerk-tastic ensemble.
Miley performing at the 2013 VMAS, left, and on the red carpet at the 2014 VMAs, right. (Photo Credits: Getty)
Watch the video of Jesse accepting Miley's VMA Moon Man below.
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