Wow, this story gets more inspirational by the minute!
At the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Miley Cyrus brought attention to the plight of homeless youth when she allowed a former homeless teen, Jesse Helt, to accept her award for Video of the Year.
While we heard a snippet of Jesse's story in the acceptance speech, the fleshed out details of his experience as a homeless teen in Los Angeles is absolutely incredible.
Originally from Salem, Oregon, Jesse moved to El Lay as a teenager to make it as a model.
Jesse's mom, Linda Helt, revealed:
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