‘This Is Us’ Star Milo Ventimiglia Strips For Breast Cancer

Milo Ventimiglia visited Miley Cyrus, who’s filling in for Ellen DeGeneres on her long-running talk show, and, although Milo was there to talk about his new hit show, This Is Us, there was also an opportunity for Ventimiglia to give a little to charity. Milo did talk about This Is Us, but the audience, as well as Miley Cyrus herself, seemed more interested in seeing Milo strip down in the name of breast cancer. The This Is Us star was a good sport, going along with Cyrus’ scheme to get him stripped down and into Ellen’s splash tank to benefit breast cancer research and education.

Milo Ventimiglia Bares His Chest For Breast Cancer

The idea to get Milo Ventimiglia to strip for breast cancer didn’t come solely from Miley Cyrus. As E! News reveals, Ellen DeGeneres may have been at home sick, but that doesn’t mean she stopped calling the shots. Ellen couldn’t pass up the chance to have Milo strip for her audience, so she phoned in instructions for Miley to get Ventimiglia into her splash tank.

One might wonder how convincing the This Is Us star to strip and get wet would benefit breast cancer research. Ms. Cyrus explained the set-up to her audience.

“For the third year in a row, we’re partnering with Ulta Beauty to raise money and awareness for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,” Cyrus told the audience. “Totally worth it! Worth getting objectified.”

Ventimiglia didn’t hesitate to throw off his clothes and jump into the tank. Although similar to the dunk tanks seen at carnivals, Ellen’s version is better garnished with a large white throne for her guests to occupy.

In this case, it was Miley Cyrus, who was throwing the balls in an effort to get Milo dunked, but, as the fill-in Ellen host revealed, she’s a bad shot.

“I’m horrible at throwing, so you’re lucky,” Cyrus said.

As it turned out, she dunked Ventimiglia on the second throw, which netted a $10,000 donation from Ulta Beauty, which will be submitted to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

This Is Us Star Milo Ventimiglia Dishes On The New Hit Series

This Is Us is an instant success for NBC, gaining as many as 10 million viewers and drawing great attention to its stars, like Milo Ventimiglia, so it’s not surprising, as Entertainment Tonight reveals, that NBC has already signed This Is Us up for a full 18-episode season. The new NBC series grabbed attention from viewers and critics with its emotionally driven drama and a twist that revealed that the series tells multi-generational stories.

“It’s got heart,” Ventimiglia said. “You know what I love about it? It’s hopeful. There’s a whole landscape of you know, aliens invading planets, and scandal, and this is inherently good.

Milo also told Cyrus that he was pleased with the all-inclusive, diverse cast. This Is Us crosses ethnic, gender, and age barriers with a widely diverse list of characters, presenting positive interactions for viewers to embrace.

Among his This Is Us co-stars, Milo lists Mandy Moore as his favorite.

“She’s incredible, man,” Ventimiglia told Miley Cyrus.

Previously, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman promised the follow-up episodes would strengthen the story and really draw audiences in on an emotional level. The This Is Us showrunner adds that he hopes his series will draw people in and bring them back to traditional television in much the same way he was enraptured by the stories told on television when he was young.

The next episode of This Is Us, starring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, and Starling K. Brown airs Tuesday, October 11 on NBC.

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