Pro-life singer and songwriter Joy Villa made a powerful statement Sunday at the Grammys by wearing a dress painted with the image of her unborn daughter.
Fox News reports Villa, a conservative stand-out in liberal Hollywood, also carried a purse with the words “Choose Life” on it. Her white dress displayed the hand-painted image of an unborn baby modeled after her daughter and a womb in rainbow colors.
“I’m a pro-life woman. This year I chose to make a statement on the red carpet like I always do,” she told the news outlet. “I’m all about life.”
The singer/songwriter dedicated her dress to her daughter who she made an adoption plan for several years ago, the LA Times reports.
“I’m incredibly blessed to have given life, and I hope to encourage anyone in a similar situation to choose adoption,” she said.
“I believe in loving the child and the mother, and I am proudly #ProLife. There is so much pain out there, but I choose to spread love and hope,” she continued on Instagram. “I hand painted my @pronovias gown with a hand painted (by me) recreation of my daughter portrait I painted in 2007 at 20 years old 8 months pregnant with my beautiful daughter, whom I adopted out to a wonderful family.”
Here’s more from Fox News:
Villa, who is also a Fox News contributor, posted on Twitter that she hand painted the wedding dress picked from the Bridal Garden, a non-profit with all proceeds going to Brooklyn Charter, a Bedford-Stuyvesant charity. The singer has long been vocal about her support for Trump and the conservative movement, featuring a picture with herself and Ivanka Trump on her Twitter profile.
Villa said the charity helps talented, under-privileged minority children.
The liberal women’s magazine Cosmopolitan described Villa’s dress as “one of the most controversial” outfits in the history of the Grammys, and the British abortion chain British Pregnancy Advisory Service called it “rather peculiar.”
She also has criticized the abortion chain Planned Parenthood and the celebrities who support it.
A strong supporter of President Donald Trump, Villa drew a lot of attention at the 2017 Grammys when she wore a red, white and blue gown with the words “Make America great again” displayed along the side.