Pop singer Joy Villa arrived Sunday at the 2017 Grammy Awards wearing a simple white outfit– until she removed it on the red carpet, revealing a dress in the style of Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ presidential campaign posters.
Before she arrived at the Grammys, Villa shared a “sneak peek” of the decoy outfit, as well as a message that her “whole artistic platform is about LOVE!”
Joy Villa has a modest entertainment résumé and social media following where she promotes herself as an actress, singer-songwriter, and vegan bikini bodybuilder. In past years, the entertainment world has ranked her as one of the “Worst Dressed” at Grammys for skimpy and outlandish outfits.
Joy Villa in Trump Dress | Red Carpet | 59th GRAMMYs
In a recent vlog, Villa shares how she overcomes much of the criticism she has received. She encourages aspiring performing artists to “tell the haters to eff off, because they have no say over your life — and as a performing artist, people are going to criticize you ’til you’re black and blue.” source
As of 9 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday, Villa’s album was at the #11 spot on the iTunes charts, while Lady Gaga’s The Fame was at #33 and Beyoncé’s Album of the Year-nominated Lemonade was at #90.
Blown away and overwhelmed by the positive feedback, Villa thanked her “amazing fans and supporters,” which she said had left her “speechless.”
“I’m speechless…you, my amazing fans and supporters have put me to #16 on the iTunes Top Albums Charts!,” the singer wrote on Instagram.