Who is Joy Villa? Singer makes huge impression at 61st Annual Grammy Awards

Joy Villa arrived at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards dressed as Donald Trump's wall complete with barbed wire shoulders and a MAGA purse
Joy Villa arrived at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards dressed as Donald Trump’s wall complete with barbed wire shoulders and a MAGA purse. Pic credit: ©ImageCollect.com/

There was one woman who really stood out at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. She wasn’t nominated for any awards but all eyes were on Joy Villa as she walked the red carpet.

The reason for all of the attention surrounding Villa is obvious, she wore a very politically motivated dress to the Grammys again this year. This time. the dress was inspired by Donald Trump’s ambitions to build a wall.

Joy Villa’s dress was designed by Desi Lee Allinger of Desi Designs Couture. While proud of her creation, Desi Lee Allinger took to Instagram on Grammy night to distance herself from the politics of the dress.


“DISCLAIMER,” Desi wrote in regard to her making the dress. “The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by my clients are not necessarily the same as my views, thoughts, and opinions.”

That didn’t stop the designer from being proud that her work was gracing the Grammy red carpet. She even shared a full-length front and back view of Joy Villa wearing the controversial dress on the red carpet.

So who is Joy Villa, who walked the Grammys red carpet and managed to get seemingly everyone talking?

Joy is a proud scientologist who married Danish writer and photographer Thorston Overgaard in December 2016.

Villa is a singer with an EP, I Make The Static, which was released in 2014. She also has a handful of singles including one called Make America Great Again! and another Devil In The City.

In addition to singing, Joy Villa has spent some time on the small screen. Her acting career includes roles in Hobgoblins 2, The Confidant and Beyond the Ring. She has also had uncredited roles on CSI: NY, MTV’s Next and Heroes.

While Joy Villa is clearly a part of the entertainment industry, she has made her biggest mark with her Grammys appearances. The 2019 Grammys was not the first time she showed up in a controversial dress.

While her nearly see-through numbers from 2015 and 2016 made waves, it was Joy Villa’s appearance at the Grammys in 2017 that put her on the radar.

She wore a blue Andre Soriano dress featuring Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan along with his name.

In 2018, Joy pushed her pro-life leanings by wearing a white dress with a rainbow uterus and a fetus painted on it. The purse she carried read, “choose life.”

However, none of those dresses compared to or earned the attention of Joy Villa’s 2019 Grammy Awards dress. On first look, she had one a silver cover and a crown, looking much like Lady Liberty.

However, when Villa removed the silver cover, she revealed the long white dress with a painted brick design. On the back of the dress, in red, was written, “Build The Wall” in a font that brought back memories of Pink Floyd’s iconic album The Wall.

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