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Miley Cyrus Used Her "Wrecking Ball" Win To Raise Awareness About Homeless Teens

And she's launching a campaign to help homeless kids and runaways too.

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But rather than accept the award herself, she sent her friend Jesse.

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"My name is Jesse," he said, "and I'm accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth who are starving lost and scared right now. I know this because I am one of these people."

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As Miley looked on, Jesse told his story.

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"I have survived in shelters all over this city," he said. "I've cleaned your hotel rooms; I've been an extra in your movies. I've been an extra in your life. Though may have been invisible to you on the streets I have a lot of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight."

Jesse's speech encouraged her fans to go to her Facebook page and donate to her Prizeo campaign.

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All funds raised from the campaign will support My Friend's Place, a Los Angeles shelter that helps homeless teens just like Jesse.

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