One of my favorite "new American Girl doll" traditions is scouring the American Girl shop pages to find little tidbits and fun facts about the new doll! Here's all the fun facts I found about Lila, starting with this about me page on her collection page:
Lila's full name is Lila Maria Monetti. She's 10, from St. Paul, Minnesota, her favorite food is pancakes, her best friend is named Katie, her best animal friend is Hollyhock, she loves to trick-or-treat, her go-to hairdo is French braids with sparkle gems and her mantra is "born to ride and ready to fly!".
Hollyhock is nervous in her new environment and hasn’t been accepted yet by the other horses. Lila spends extra time grooming Hollyhock, styling her beautiful long mane and braiding her tail to match her own hairdo. Lila is determined to be the first camper to ride Hollyhock and hopes to show off her skills on Parents Day.
Lila’s coach McKenna encourages her to go to horse camp because riding is good cross-training for gymnastics.
Lila has to learn new skills in order to compete on the Xcel Gold Team. Coach McKenna helps her practice a roundoff back handspring, a cartwheel on the beam, and a jump from the low bar to the high bar.
McKenna is Lila's former babysitter.
Mighty Mae is the friendly corgi at Honeycrisp Hill Horse Camp. Lila and Mighty Mae team up to help train the new horse Hollyhock when she becomes spooked by another dog.
Lila knows rest is important—especially when she goes to horse camp during the day and gymnastics in the evening. She winds down in these PJs, counting horses instead of sheep to help her fall asleep.