Turns out Tenney Grant's the modern character, because I have the scoop on the real Girl of the Year 2017! I have heard from a reliable Facebook account that never lied before that Girl of the Year 2017's name is none other than.... Gabriella McBride! Let me tell you a bit more about Gabriella.
Gabriella is a tap dancer, according to the account. I was hoping for something a teensy bit more original, but at least it's not another ballerina! Gabriella is also African-American and will be very similar to #46.
Also, the cat below will be Gabriella's and the golden retriever will be Tenney's!
Sorry, American Girl! Cat's out of the bag! Meow!
I can't wait to get Gabriella! I will call her Gabby because I feel like I. But I am really happy she'll be like #46! My friend's #46 doll visited the AGDN newsroom last year so I could fix her hair, and she had a great time!
AMERICAN GIRL TRIVIA: Gabriella will be the second Girl of the Year to be a full doll of color (Jess and Kanani are 1/2 white, and Lea is 7/8 white), the first being Marisol.
COMMENT DISCUSSION QUESTION: Are you happy with Gabriella?