American Girl's 2020 Girl of the Year doll is Joss Kendrick.
The new doll, which debuted on "Good Morning America," is a competitive cheerleader and a surfer from southern California.
In a first for an American Girl doll, Joss has hearing loss and wears a hearing aid.
According to her story, Joss was born deaf in her left ear but can hear some out of her right ear with the help of a hearing aid that comes with the doll as an accessory. Pursuing surfing and going all-in with cheer, Joss reaches new heights and discovers a whole new side of herself.
"Whether she’s on her surfboard or in the gym, Joss shows girls the importance of trying new things, pushing past stereotypes, and being a good team player," American Girl said in a statement unveiling the new character.