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Meet The Guy Who Miley Cyrus Took To The VMAs

His name is Jesse Helt and he's from Salem, Ore.

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Miley Cyrus raised some eyebrows when she brought a homeless young man named "Jesse" as her date to the VMAs.

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Helt is a Facebook fan of My Friend's Place, the Los Angeles organization Cyrus visited last week and launched a fundraising campaign for on Sunday. In some Facebook posts, Helt talks about waiting in food lines and looking for places to stay.

Helt's mother said Monday that Cyrus had given her son some money, which he was using to fly back to see his family in Oregon.

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BuzzFeed has reached out to Jesse Helt for comment.

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