MTV VMAs 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments

Beyoncé's stunning performance, Taylor Swift's pop breakout and more highs and lows from MTV's most outrageous night

BEST: Miley Cyrus' Statement of a Speech

Jesse accepts Video of the Year for Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards
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On the VMAs red carpet, Miley Cyrus said she hoped to leave a "different kind of impression" at the VMAs this year, as opposed to her twerking show-stopper last year — but nobody could have expected what she had up her (nonexistent) sleeves. When Jimmy Fallon announced that she had won Video of the Year, she pulled a Marlon Brando and sent another person up in her stead. This person was a homeless youth who introduced himself as Jesse and shared statistics about runaway and homeless young people in the U.S. and, specifically, Los Angeles, where Cyrus has teamed with an organization to called My Friend's Place to raise funds for youth outreach. "A dream you dream alone is only a dream," Jesse said at the end of his speech. "But a dream we dream together is reality."

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