After declaring her support for President Donald Trump at the 2017 Grammy Awards in bold fashion with an attention-getting Make America Great Again dress, musician Joy Villa decided to make yet another big cultural splash when she showed up at this year’s Grammys ceremony in Los Angeles.
Villa walked the Grammys’ red carpet wearing a dress that declared to the world, “Build the wall.”
The dress was also designed to exemplify the parts that a physical wall would require, such as bricks and barbed wire.
Villa also carried a handbag that stated, “Make America Great Again.”
The statement came at a time when the president is trying to get the border security wall funded — and many celebrities are claiming there simply is no border crisis to begin with (believe it or not).
LifeZette caught up with Villa by phone on Monday to find out more about her bold new dress (which can be seen above), her music career — and her daring to be an outspoken supporter of the president in today’s aggressively liberal entertainment industry.
The “build the wall” dress was not even the original design Villa was going to sport at the Grammys, she revealed.
“Originally we had a different design that wasn’t political,” Villa said about her dress. While the original dress still had a “message,” she felt inspired only weeks before the ceremony to make a statement about border security.
Her designer Desi Allinger-Nelson, owner of Desi Designs, was in — and the final design was completed in only two weeks. The Make America Great Again purse was done in only a day.
“It just came together so beautifully,” Villa said of her stunning look.
The inspiration for making such a bold statement about border security came about when Villa saw that Democrats were not going to budge on funding, despite the undeniable crime that takes place because the country does not have proper border security.
As the president highlighted in his State of the Union address recently, sexual assaults against women and children crossing the border is running rampant, as is the influx of drugs such as heroin into America.
Villa also had the experience of being on a briefing call with President Trump himself in which he stressed the importance of a border wall.