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Miley Cyrus raises $88,000 at amFAR gala

Pop star Miley Cyrus raised $88,000 for an AIDS research charity on Tuesday (16Jun15) by selling off personalised versions of Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair magazine cover.

The Wrecking Ball hitmaker created three funky prints based on the magazine's front page, which featured athlete-turned-reality TV star Bruce Jenner debuting his new female persona, Caitlyn, earlier this month (Jun16).


Jenner also signed the glittery designs, and it was billed as "the first available autograph from Caitlyn herself" according to bosses of amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.


Cyrus sold the prints off as part of an auction she hosted during the organisation's Inspiration Gala in New York City and she reportedly raised $88,000 for the charity.


The pop star was also honoured with the Inspiration Award for her charity work, including her MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam campaign, which raised money for those suffering from HIV/AIDS.


In her speech, Cyrus said, "I want to work every day to do something good for someone else or I will feel not only as if this honour has just been wasted but my life and all the influence that comes with it (sic). And I hope that one day I'm on this earth to experience an AIDS free world."


Cyrus brought along her parents Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus while she also picked a friend named Tyler Ford as her date. She introduced her pal on Instagram.com to promote her transgender awareness campaign #InstaPride, writing, "Tyler is a queer, biracial, agender person, whose pronouns are they/them/theirs."


Guests also included Heidi Klum, Laverne Cox, Mary J. Blige, Victoria Justice and Tyson Beckford.