At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Jimmy Fallon announced that Cyrus was the winner of the Video of the Year award for her song "Wrecking Ball".
Instead of accepting the award herself, she sent on stage a man by the name of Jesse, a homeless 22-year-old that Cyrus met at My Friend’s Place, an organization that helps homeless youth find shelter.
She additionally supports 39 well-known charities, including Make-a-Wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St.
Jude's Children's Research Hospital, To Write Love on Her Arms, NOH8 Campaign, Love Is Louder Than the Pressure to Be Perfect and The Jed Foundation, among several others.
nk, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Ashlee Simpson and Nicki Minaj as influences.