Miley Cyrus Raises $69,000 Auctioning Caitlyn Jenner Artwork
Miley Cyrus was awarded at the amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Tuesday for her efforts as an advocate for the LGBT community as well as her Happy Hippie Foundation. As part of the ceremony, Cyrus also auctioned off a set of four art pieces she made inspired by Caitlyn Jenner’s recent Vanity Fair cover, which raised money for HIV and AIDS research.
According to Cosmopolitan, when bidding on the Jenner artwork stalled at $65,000, Cyrus latched on some last-minute incentives to the auction block – including a promise to show the winner her mismatched breasts and an offer to clean the winning bidder’s house naked – to push the final bid to $69,000.
“There are so many people around the world right now that deserve this recognition,” Cyrus said in her acceptance speech. “And they’ve dedicated their lives to finding a cure…and by receiving this award tonight, I promise to continue to fight along with such an industrious army for a cure for this epidemic.”
Cyrus was also recognized for the #InstaPride Instagram campaign she recently kickstarted to “share the stories of transgender and gender expansive people from around the country.” Similar to the time Cyrus brought a homeless teen to the MTV Video Music Awards to raise awareness to their plight, the singer’s date to the amfAR gala was Tyler, a 24-year-old “queer, biracial, agender person, whose pronouns are they/them/theirs,” as Cyrus wrote on her Instagram.
Y we so kiewt doe?!?! @tywrent @happyhippiefdn @amfar @itsjeremyscott #instapride