Which American Girl of the Year Would You Most Like to Meet?

I had so much fun reading your responses to Which American Girl Historical Character Would You Like to Meet? that I decided to get your take on the Girl of the Year characters. I know most of you have not been collecting long enough to really have known all the girls of the year, but I do know that you all are such passionate doll fans that you have done the research, read the books, and looked at the pictures!

So, which American Girl of the Year would you most like to have as your best friend or whose story can you most relate to?

American Girl of the Year collection

McKenna – Girl of the Year 2012

Kanani – Girl of the Year 2011

Lanie – Girl of the Year 2010

Chrissa – Girl of the Year 2009

Mia – Girl of the Year 2008

Nicki – Girl of the Year 2007

Jess – Girl of the Year 2006

Marisol – Girl of the Year 2005

Kailey – Girl of the Years 2003-2004

Lindsey (not pictured) – Girl of the Year 2001-2002

Each of the girls has a unique challenge or message, different hobbies and goals. Which ones are your favorites and why?

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  1. Lu says:

    Mia!!!! 😀

  2. Anna says:

    Mia!! We both have three brothers. . .

  3. Shauna says:

    I would like to meet Nicki because I have her but none of her outfits and when I got her I did not have any animals(except a dog) but now live on a farm!

  4. Emily says:

    Mia!!! I have annoying sibling to:)

  5. lissie says:

    I would say Lanie or Kanani. I know they are newer ones, but I like them best. I like nature like Lanie (although my family does too), and I just think Kanani would be a good friend because she is so nice.

  6. Emily says:

    Do me a favor and vote Scotty McCreery ACM New Artist of the Year, please!!!!!!:)

  7. alicia says:

    lanie because i have a pet rabbit that is a girl too!

  8. Erica says:

    Best friend: Mia. Most relate to: lindsey. we both try to help but usually get in trouble!

  9. Anastasia says:

    Emily – I love country music and Scotty McCreery is awesome (I am in love with his deep voice, lol), but I’m voting for Brantley Gilbert because I knew who he was from the very beginning, even before he became famous, and I just love his music and I know every one of his songs by heart.

  10. Gabrielle says:

    chrissa because she was such a kind girl who stood against bullying and she is a good friend or kanani because animals are importantnt too and she was compassionate with them.

  11. Chloe says:

    Anastasia not trying tO be weird Or a nything but who is Brantley Gilbert?

  12. Anastasia says:

    Chloe – He is a country music artist. He is nominated for the ACM (American Country Music Awards) for the New Artist of The Year, as well as Scotty McCreery and Hunter Hayes. All of their songs are on YouTube.

  13. Madelon says:

    Emily says she would like to have met Kanani. Kanani is pretty, lives in Hawaii and helps the seals.

  14. Abigail says:

    I would like to meet Kanani, because she seems like an overall nice person (or doll, lol) and she is the only AG I have!

  15. Isabella says:

    I would LOVE to meet Marisol. She'[s a dancer, I’m a dancer. We both connect. I also look like her! If I couldn’t meet Marisol I’d love to meet Chrissa since she is the only GOTY I have, and I”ve been bullied before.

  16. Georgia says:

    Aww that is hard probably Nikki because I love how she helps the dog and we both are in to dogs :) or Kanani

  17. joyce says:

    by the way i just got my first ag doll today it is an my american girl doll and her number is 47 i named her juliana after me joyce both j names

  18. Rocio says:

    I would like to see mckenna and Kanani because they are both my dolls!!!!!

  19. Serena says:

    I would love to firends with McKeena (mainly because I was born in Washington). I can realtye to a bit of every one of them’s story most likely Chrissa I can realte with.

  20. Gracie says:

    mia! we both have three bros but also chrissa because she super awesome!

  21. Madeline says:

    Mia….we both like to figureskate/ballet!

  22. Natalia says:

    I would like to meet Lanie: I love Nature and I’m writing a story about a girl a lot like her.
    Nicki: I love western people! lol
    Chrissa: I have her, and it would be cool to meet her.

  23. Lgrrl says:

    Every one of them, except for Lanie and Kailey
    Marisol~ She dances and so do I
    Jess~ I adore Belize and making new friends (i have her)
    Nicki~ I rose up to take a new challenge when it came
    Mia~ I figure skate and I practice with passion and lose with grace (i have her)
    Chrissa~ I have dealt with bullying and I have stuck up for myself and my friends(I have her)
    Kanani~ I love wildlife and it hurts me when an animal might become extinct (I have her)
    Mckenna~ i have had problems in school but I have picked myself up and learned to study harder, and I also do gymnastics

  24. Pretty Irish AG says:

    Most relate to: McKenna Best Friend: Chrissa.

    BTW: where can I get a Mia doll in good condition? I’m getting that A- in AP Bio required for Mia

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  26. Emily says:

    Brantley Gilbert is awsome too Anastasia! I want Scotty to win or him:)

  27. Emily says:

    Me and my best friend are a little obsessed with Scotty McCreery just warning you:)

  28. Karly says:

    I would love to meet Lanie.

  29. Savanah says:

    Mia or Lanie

  30. Sarah says:

    Nicki! I want her SO bad!

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  33. Allyson says:

    Kailey, she was my first doll and i love the beach! also i was really into kailey when i was 10 her age i was just like Lanie out in the nature climbing trees growing and flowers!!

  34. Allyson says:

    *i was really into lanie when i was 10

  35. Pretty Irish AG says:

    Again is there a place I can find a Mia doll in good condition?

  36. Char says:

    Pretty Irish AG, all I know to tell you is keep a watch on eBay or maybe dollabee.com, and check local yard sales and thrift stores – you never know when one may become available.

  37. Brianna says:

    I think kaily she seems more like me, I love to boogie board just like she does and I have an dog how my loyal to me.

  38. Melody says:

    Lindsay she is so much like me

  39. I think I’m most like Mia. I participate in tennis instead of ice skating though. We both love out sport and work hard at them.

  40. Dani says:

    McKenna, both competitive gymnasts!!! where can you get gym suits for dolls?!

  41. Sydney says:

    My favorites are Mia, Lanie, Kanani & McKenna. If I had to pick any of them to be my BFF I would pick McKenna.

  42. Greer says:

    I would want to meet Marisol because I am a dancer! I would love to meet McKenna because I think she is just amazing in general! Also Mia because well she is AWESOME! and Chrissa and her friends because her books made me so happy!

  43. M says:

    Which one would you like to meet Char?

  44. Char says:

    M – I would like to meet Jess, Chrissa and Kailey. I feel like I already know McKenna.

  45. NatureLuv says:

    I am right now totally into lanie. she is just so much like me!

  46. pea says:

    i would pick kanani or lindsey because they are my favorites.

  47. Alex says:

    Definitly Kailey!