Who is the homeless youth who went to the VMAs with Miley Cyrus and accepted her gong in front of millions? Mystery Oregonian takes awards by storm | Mail Online - The blonde singer won the Video of the Year award for her song Wrecking Ball but rather than take to the stage and mouth platitudes, Cyrus sent in her stead a young man named Jesse to read a speech about the subject close to the star's heart. 'My name is Jesse,' the 22-year-old said. 'I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving and lost and scared for their lives. I know, because I am one of those people.'