Doll of the Day – American Girl of Today #3

American Girl of Today #3

Reitred in 2008, American Girl of Today (now called My AG) #3 – the one with light skin, blonde hair with bangs, blue eyes and no freckles – is the American Girl that started our little journey that has become Doll Diaries! Megan got her for Christmas in 2004 and named her Nicole. Over the years, Nicole has been on many adventures, had her hair done countless times, been on loan for about a year and will always have a special place in our hearts! Yes, her limbs are loose, and she has a few scuffs, but she is a doll who has been loved and continues to be loved.


Manufacturer American Girl
Size 18″
Body details Soft body, vinyl limbs
Face Classic mold
Eyes Blue sleep eyes
Hair Wigged – long blond hair with bangs
Can share clothes with Springfield, Maplelea, Sophias, Madame Alexander Favorite Friends and most others that are for 18″ soft body dolls
Average price $110
Where to buy
Recommended for ages 8 & up

Nicole is showing her “exclusive” fashion style today! She is wearing the American Girl Seattle t-shirt sent to me by Karen when it opened, the store exclusive white jean capris and red and white tennis shoes. The American Girl Place director’s chair was a store exclusive from the New York store around 2005 and the beach bag is also a store exclusive.

You can get a better look at the beach bag and the tennis shoes – which I just LOVE! The bows in Nicole’s hair are from Build-aBear. In case you didn’t already know, if you buy anything from BABW, just ask for some extra bows – they will give them to you and they work great in your dolls’ hair.

American Girl Kirsten compared to AGOT #3

I have had a lot of people confuse Nicole with the retired American Girl historical character Kirsten. They are pretty close to twins if you ask me! Our Kirsten has not really been played with and her hair has never been taken down so I do not know how much longer her hair is than Nicole’s. It is also shinier – but I think that is because Nicole has been played with a lot!! They have the same classic mold face, their eye color is just about identical and of course, their bodies are the same. What do you think – twins?

Who was your first American Girl doll?


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  1. Ridaab says:

    my first doll was caraline and i got her on Jan 2 2013

  2. Atty says:

    yep twins! :-)

  3. I love looking at old American Girls!

  4. My first AG was Julie Alibright, she is well loved. But she is needy for a trip to the doll hospital, not because I’m rough on my dolls, her eye broke. It wasn’t my fault, it was an AG defect. But I still love her!

  5. Megan!!!!!!! says:

    wow that doll standing next to Kirsten is amazing! i have never seen 2 dolls that close in features!

  6. Emily says:

    My first AG doll was felicity! I really wish they didn’t retire her!! I got her for Christmas a few years ago. I think that they used the same type of doll on the my AG as Kirsten, they’re too alike not to be exactly the same!! : )

  7. MeGracieYouNot says:

    My first doll was Julia(Julie), I got her in 2009 for Christmas, and now I have five dolls, Julia,Skylar(Josefina), Kaylie(Kanani), and Tarren (my ag 39),and Peyton Blake (Springfield doll turned into boy-originally Madison)!

  8. Dally says:

    My first doll was Elizabeth! I think Kirsten has lighter hair than Nicole.

  9. Brianna says:

    My first doll was Ashely (MAG 29) I got her for christmas 2012 and she is my only AG doll.I really want Saige!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. hannah says:

    my first doll was my ag #42

  11. Taylor says:

    My first AG was my bitty baby then I got Marrisol in ’05 when she was GOTY for the for years I got a doll a year (xmass and one was free from babby sitter!XD!!)

  12. Rachael says:

    My first doll was Felicity and I have had her since 1996. Over the years we have been on many adventures, and even today she continues to come on adventures in college :)

  13. Camille says:

    yep Twins:) :)

  14. Callie says:

    My first Ag was Julia, a doll given to me for christmas. She was exchanged by the lovely AGP Seattle people for an identical doll, rechristened Bella. (She was McKenna for a week and now her name is Ginny.) I also have Caroline.

  15. granof4 says:

    Bethany, an American Girl Today (GT7G), was my first AG doll. I purchased her around 2005, but mostly left her in her box until my granddaughters were old enough to have their own AG dolls: about 1 & 1/2 yrs. ago. I picked her because she looked closest to me at 10 yrs: straight brown hair and blue eyes. I’ve sometimes wished I had chosen Samantha instead, as she is my all-time favorite AG doll, but am content to have ALL the Samantha books and a Samantha mini doll. I’m starting to buy or sew my favorites from Sam’s wardrobe for Bethany and when I put one on Bethany I find myself thinking of her and calling her Samantha! Bethany has re-awakened my love of dolls. I played with dolls of all kinds as a child but stopped around 13 yrs old. Didn’t own one again until I got Bethany to play with the grands, but find I love dolls as my own hobby, and I’m collecting/playing with several kinds of dolls now. Girls, you’re NEVER too old to enjoy this hobby! It is simply TOO MUCH FUN!

  16. Avery says:

    My first ag was just like you with the long brown hair, brown eyes and bangs. I got her for my birthday of 2006 from my antie and has been very well loved. And Yes!!! I think Kirsten and Nicole look exactly like twins. Except I do think Kirsten’s hair is a bit longer.

  17. Avery says:

    Oh, my dolls name is Alexis.

  18. Allie says:

    My first AG doll was Chrissa (GOTY 2009). I think they are twins! Try putting Nicole’s hair up in the same style and make us guess which is which!

  19. Chloe says:

    My first doll to! Melody!

  20. keaton says:

    my first doll was millie(my ag)she is the same as the one shown

  21. Ellie says:

    My first (and only) AG doll was Elenora (retired MYAG #36). She looks alot like Nellie or Gwen.

  22. Liz says:

    My first doll was the #3 too. Her name was Ashley and I received her for my 5th birthday back in…2002? It was supposed to be my lookalike doll because back then there wasn’t much of a variety, lol. But she sparked my love for AG, and now 10 years and 12 dolls later I’m still collecting! :)

  23. Abby says:

    My first American Girl Doll was a my american girl doll.I don’t know what number she is,but she has short brown hair,medium color skin,and brown eyes.I got her on Christmas of 2011.

  24. Abby says:

    I know how to get the scuff and/or pen marks of of her!!! Just use nail polish remover it worked on Angelina (my ag)

  25. Taylor says:

    I say they are twins! More like identical twins. My sister made McKenna and Elizabeth twins because they looked similar.

  26. G.E.M. says:

    Kirsten was my first AG. She positively has longer hair. When in braids it falls just about her waist. I LOVE her bangs they are so smooth!

  27. Juliet XD says:

    i wouldent say it’s been a “little” journy..

  28. Abigail says:

    Josefina was my first, I got her in 2007. :)