We need to talk about Joy Villa, because she has made herself certainly stand out from the crowd on Sunday night. Villa wore a Donald Trump dress to the 2017 Grammys, an event that marked what was really the first time that many people had even heard her name. Awards season has proven to be quite the political showing, and the singer certainly displayed her politics in full force with her outfit. But who is Joy Villa exactly?
The 25-year-old singer, whose Instagram profile lists her as "Grammy Considered," performs under the stage name Princess Joy Villa, and has released such songs as "Get Your Freedom" and "Vagabonds." Though she isn't nominated for an award at the Grammys, she semi-warned fans that she was going to make some sort of statement on Sunday night in the caption of an Instagram photo posted two hours before the red carpet began.
The singer is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and her website reveals her to be a model, vegan health coach, and author as well; in fact, you can download one of her ebooks, Meat, Dairy, and Eggs Replacement Vegan Guide, for free. Her website also advertised another ebook, 10 Fitness Myths Debunked, and she writes many of her own songs.
At the Grammys, her statement-making Trump dress, which says MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN down the side, was initially hidden under a white, conservative, flowing gown. Naturally, the dress became very polarizing very fast, leading Villa to become a trending topic on Twitter almost immediately.
Don't know who she is, but freedom of speech is what it is. Next time, she should find a better designer! It's a disaster! #JoyVilla— Vina St. Fran (@Vinastfran) February 13, 2017
Smart woman.. she just went from slightly famous to people-hate-you-now famous. #JoyVilla— Brian Knight (@knightsight121) February 13, 2017
I hope the Trump supporters keep supporting career after the Grammys cause everyone else pretty much isn't #JoyVilla— 👑 (@jearbear_16) February 13, 2017
Whether you think Villa is a hero, or you think she's a villain, the dress has pretty much done what it was intended to do: you're thinking about her. And now, if you didn't already, you definitely know who she is.