Miley Cyrus’ Homeless Date Jesse Helt Selling Singer’s 2014 VMA Trophy on eBay
Jesse Helt, the homeless man who Miley Cyrus brought as a date during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, is currently selling the singer's Moonman trophy for her "Wrecking Ball" single on eBay. The statue appeared on the online selling platform with a starting bid of $10,000.
As noted by Helt on the trophy's eBay page, Cyrus' statue award is one of a kind and was kept in mint condition. Photos of the statue also include a close-up image of the plaque that features Cyrus and Helt's names. There is also a picture of Helt holding the statue while wearing gloves to keep it in mint condition.
As of today, nine people have already placed their bids on the item, bringing its value to $11,000. Bidding on the item will officially close on Sept. 8 at 10:00 a.m.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Cyrus brought Helt as her date for the 2014 MTV VMAs to raise awareness regarding the issue of youth homelessness. After Cyrus' music video for "Wrecking Ball" was announced as the winner for the Video of the Year category, Helt accepted the award on the singer's behalf.
In his acceptance speech, Helt spoke about his experience as a homeless person and said that he was only one of the 1.6 million individuals living in the streets.
As noted by TMZ, Helt is doing much better now as compared to his living conditions back in 2014. He's currently living in a studio apartment in Los Angeles. According to the news site's sources, he is selling Cyrus' award to raise funds for a baby he has on the way.