Last night, Miley Cyrus had a homeless runaway accept her VMA for Best Music Video. He’d introduced himself as Jesse, but as of earlier this morning, the only biographical details we knew were that he delivered a prepared speech about the plight of homeless youth, he was originally from Oregon, and Katy Perry almost accidentally got him drunk. But now, because the internet employs an army of curious monsters (hi!), we can collectively confirm the identity of Miley Cyrus’ date. His name is Jesse Helt and he is a 22-year-old aspiring model from Salem, Oregon. He once sold “really sharp” knives as a job, loves those who love themselves, and hates lazy fat people.
Early today, the Oregonian verified Jesse’s identity with the young man’s mother:
“He called me last night at about one o’ clock,” Linda Helt said this afternoon. According to his mother, Jesse said that Cyrus has given him some money, which he was using to fly home to Salem to visit his family.