Who Is Joy Villa? New Details About The Singer Who Wore A 'Build The Wall' Dress To The Grammys

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Who Is Joy Villa? New Details About The Singer Who Wore A 'Build The Wall' Dress To The Grammys

While most make fashion statements at the Grammy Awards, singer Joy Villa opted for a more controversial gown to show her support of President Trump.

The 27-year-old singer wore a dress that read "Build the Wall" on Sunday, complete with a purse that read "Make America Great Again," and stakes in her hair. 

“I believe in building the wall to protect our southern border,” she told the Los Angeles Times on the Grammys' red carpet on Sunday night in L.A. “Not to keep people out, but to protect the citizens of our country. I’m part Latina, I’m black and I believe in what the president’s saying. This to me is a representation of that.”

Villa, who is known by her stage name Princess Joy Villa, began her career as a singer-songwriter and is a Republican political activist on the side. She is by no means shy about her support of President Donald Trump and is sure everyone knows it. Desi Designs Couture designed the dress and took to Instagram to note that Villa's political stance is not the same as the designer's. 

“DISCLAIMER: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by my clients are not necessarily the same as my views, thoughts, and opinions,” Desi wrote, adding that “It has been an honor to create her look for the red carpet today!”

So, who is Joy Villa?


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1. She has received a lot of criticism for her dress.

Many people have called Villa's dress a cry for attention and bashed her political beliefs. People took to Twitter to send hatred her way, telling the singer to find another career and calling her names.


2. She doesn't care about the haters, though.

Villa made it clear that she does not care what others have to say about her beliefs and her Grammy outfit.

“'Shut up!' They said. 'Stop talking politics!' They yelled. 'Sit down you don’t matter!' They insisted. I don’t listen to haters," she wrote on Instagram. "I listen to truth. Building the wall will cut down crime, protect children from being trafficked and stop the 1 in 3 women from being sexually assaulted tying to get through illegally. It’s a humanitarian crisis. I support life. I support protection. I SUPPORT THE WALL!"


3. It's not the first time she's worn a political statement.

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In 2018, Villa wore a pro-life dress to the Grammy's, accompanied by a purse that said, "Choose Life."

Villa attended the 2017 Grammy Awards in a blue "Make America Great Again" dress to support Trump's presidential campaign and caused quite the stir. It seems like she can't keep her political views out of her wardrobe!


4. She filed a sexual assault claim against Corey Lewandowski in 2017.

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In December 2017, Villa filed a police report claiming former Trump presidential campaign manager Corey Lewandowski sexually assaulted her at the Trump International Hotel, Politico reported. The singer claimed that Lewandowski slapped her butt at an event at the hotel on Nov. 28, 2017.

"I’m wearing this silver suit and stretchy pants, and after the photo, he smacks my a-- really hard,” Villa said. “It was completely demeaning and shocking.”

She confronted him about his inappropriate behavior, saying she could report him for sexual harassment. According to Villa, Lewandowski said, "Go ahead, I work in the private sector,’” and smacked her bottom again. 


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5. She is a Scientologist.

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Villa is a member of the Church of Scientology. She found Scientology during a dark time in her life and it helped her become who she is today, Villa said in an interview with the Scientology Newsroom.

“Scientology gave me tools to survive, tools to create, and that’s what I feel like—a creative person who is full of power and there is no stopping me," she said.


6. She is married to Thorsten Overgaard.

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Villa married Danish writer and photographer Thorsten Overgaard in December 2016. He specializes in portrait photography and documentary photography, according to his website, and lives with Villa in New York City.


7. She is a vegan bodybuilder. 

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According to Villa's social media accounts, she is a bodybuilder that lives a vegan lifestyle. She has posted workout selfies and photos of her progress from lifting weights over the years, as well as the impact her healthy lifestyle has had on her.


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Sarah Gangraw writes about all things news, entertainment and crime. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.