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 had a twenty-two-year-old homeless man by the name of Jesse collect it for her.
Cyrus stated: "I want (kids) to do something they love.
Not something that seems like a chore because someone tells them that's the right thing to do or what their parents want or what's important to people around them, but what's in their heart." In December 2011, she appeared in a commercial for the charity J/P Haitian Relief Organization, and teamed up with her elder brother Trace Cyrus to design a limited edition T-shirt and hoodie for charity.
She had met him at My Friend’s Place, an organization that helps homeless youth find shelter, work, health care and education.
His acceptance speech encouraged musicians to learn more about homeless youth in Los Angeles and what they can do to help at Cyrus's Facebook page. " Cyrus was placed at number seventeen on Forbes' list of the most powerful celebrities in 2014, with the magazine noting that "The last time she made our list was when she was still rolling in Hannah Montana money. Stars died so you can live", and social media content have led to questions surrounding her religious beliefs.
The following year, she became a coach on the singing competition television series The Voice; she has since appeared on two of its thirteen seasons.