We weren't sure who the man with long, blond hair was who accompanied Cyrus on the red carpet:
But after the singer won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," Jesse ? a representative from the shelter My Friend's Place ? took the stage and explained:
"I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost, and scared for their lives. I know this because I'm one of these people. Though I may have been invisible to you in the streets, I have the same dreams as many of you."