Miley Cyrus licked piano

Miley Cyrus licked a piano which was up for auction and the instrument went on to sell for $50,000.

Miley Cyrus licked piano

A piano licked by Miley Cyrus has sold for $50,000.

The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker agreed to help Linda Perry sell off the instrument - which was donated by 'Orange is the New Black' star Ruby Rose - at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Vanguard Awards gala and made a special effort to make the lot more enticing, by adorning it with her own saliva.

And it was eventually picked up by a lucky bidder for a staggering $50,000.

Later in the evening, Miley was "beyond grateful" to be presented with the Vanguard Award by staff members from the LGBT Centre and members of her own Happy Hippy Foundation.

She said: "I want all of you to know that I feel beyond grateful to be in a room full of so many...people who care so much about others because unfortunately that is way too rare in the world that we live in today.

"I'm thinking of tonight not as celebrating what we've already done but what we're doing and what we're going to do in the future."

Jane Fonda was also honoured for her work with the LGBT community at the gala, and picked up her accolade from her 'Grace and Frankie' co-star Lily Tomlin.

She said:"As I see it, trans women are the frontline warriors in the battle against patriarchy. Because you better believe that any person who gives up penis privilege voluntarily is going to be a threat to the patriarchy."

Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner also received an award, while Linda and 'Glee' star Alex Newell performed during the event at the Hyatt Regency Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

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