Singer/songwriter Joy Villa has already been declared among the worst dressed of the starlets and celebrities who appeared on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards. With less than an hour to go before the awards show began, MTV named Villa one of the worst dressed of the night. MTV wrote, “This fishtail nightmare of a dress is what Joy Villa has chosen to wear to the Grammys. The fit is an absolute disaster, the seams don’t line up, it’s over-accessorized, and it says “Make America Great Again!” on the front.” As a coda, the article at MTV said, “Here you go, Joy Villa. Here is the attention you so desperately crave. Enjoy it.”
 
 
All the same, Villa has received tons of media attention for daring to wear a dress with a message scorned by so many in Hollywood and the entertainment industry. When she appeared on the red carpet, Villa slipped off a white caftan-like number to reveal a form-fitting blue dress emblazoned with the words “Make America Great Again” on the front and “Trump” on the train that dragged behind her.
Villa identifies her multi-racial background as encompassing black American, Choctaw, and Italian strains. She has been known in the past for attention-seeking. For example, the Huffington Post called declared one of her outfits one of its "Most Outrageous Looks” from the 2016 Grammy Awards. The Washington Post said that the dress, made from recycled-material, was “unusual” and a “first. 
 
Villa tours in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States and is known for her song “Vagabonds.” Villa was subjected to condemnations on Twitter for wearing her pro-Trump dress.
 
A fashion designer, Filipino immigrant Andre Soriano designed the dress Villa wore to the Grammys this year. His InstaGram account shows photographs of himself and Villa.


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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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