Nov 17, 2023 - Culture

St. Paul gets an American Girl doll of its own

Lila and Hollyhock. Photo courtesy of American Girl

American Girl's newest doll hails from Minnesota.

Driving the news: Lila Monetti, the beloved doll brand's 2024 "Girl of the Year," is supposed to be from St. Paul.

Catch up fast: Unlike the classic dolls set in different historical eras, Lila is part of the newer "Girl of Today" series.

Zoom in: Lila, a 10-year-old competitive gymnast-turned-horse enthusiast, loves pancakes, French braids with sparkle gems, her similarly bedazzled horse Hollyhock and Trick-or-Treating, per her bio.

What she's saying: "Born to ride and ready to fly," according to the "mantra" listed on her "more about me" page.

What's next: A book based on Lila's character story, "Lila Goes for Gold," will be released in January.

The catch: These dolls aren't cheap. Adding 18-inch Lila to your family would cost $115.

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