Luciana Vega has landed! The 2018 American Doll Girl of the Year is an 11-year-old girl who aspires to be an astronaut, and the first person on Mars.
The story of Luciana was debuted on Good Morning America where it was announced that she "hopes to inspire others to defy stereotypes and follow their dreams."
The 18-inch doll, featuring brown eyes and dark hair, is of Chilean descent. American Doll collaborated with NASA to come up with her backstory which starts in a space camp in Alabama.
Katy Dickson, the president of American Girl, called Luciana "a champion of STEM and a natural-born leader," in a statement announcing her as the brand's 2018 girl of the year.
Moms will definitely approve of this STEM inspiring doll who will push girls to dream above and beyond about their future. This is what people had to say about it on Twitter.
The "Girl of the Year" from American Girl for 2018 is a Latina girl who dreams of being the first person on Mars and wins a scholarship to space camp and I guess Norah's getting an American Girl doll after all. My wallet is crying.
— Jesi (@jesileighs) December 30, 2017
The 2018 American Girl Doll is an ASPIRING ASTRONAUT!!! I am so excited, I might have to buy her myself! Developed alongside NASA, Luciana is the first AG doll immersed in STEM! Imagine the dreams she’ll inspire. https://t.co/CbGLzl96bS
— Leah Cheshier (@LeahCheshier) December 28, 2017
AM I TOO OLD TO BUY AN AMERICAN GIRL DOLL I NEED THE ASTRONAUT ONE
— Samantha Cabral (@samcabrall) December 29, 2017
The doll comes with "STEM-inspired outfits and accessories" and is available in stores, online and through American Girl's catalog out now.