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Miley Cyrus's Mouth And Every Other Weird Place The VMA Moonman Has Been

This can't be hygienic

If the MTV Video Music Awards had an inspirational quote, it would probably go something like this: "Shoot for the Moonman. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

The Moonman, introduced at the very first VMAs in 1984, is the flashy silver statue given to VMA winners during their acceptance speeches. (And those who don't win one still land among the many stars hanging out on the red carpet, of course.) The Moonman holds a flag, and boy, has that flagpole seen things. Celebrities rightfully like to get creative with the Moonmen they win, so in the 33 years of VMA shows, the Moonman has gotten around.

Here's where it's traveled.

Tune in to the 2016 VMAs, live from New York on Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.