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I couldn't be more psyched about the American Girl Doll of the year for 2022--it's a pick that embraces winter sports and inclusivity. Hurrah! Meet the 2022 Girl of the Year, Corinne Tan. Growing up with her Chinese American family in Aspen, Colorado, Corinne loves hitting the slopes, being a big sister, and training her new puppy to be a search-and-rescue dog. Although surefooted and brave on the mountain, Corinne must find her balance as she adjusts to her new blended family and the courage to speak up when faced with xenophobic comments. 

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Meet Corinne Tan: American Girl Doll of the Year 2022

Meet Corinne Tan: American Girl Doll of the Year 2022

Just in time for the 2022 Olympics, we have a girl who embraces being strong and playing outdoors. She's also an activist and deeply caring about her community in Aspen and beyond.

Through Corinne’s stories, young readers learn that home means being surrounded by the people they love and to be proud of who they are, while advocating for positive change. Further leaning into the power of family—in a Girl of the Year first—American Girl is also proud to introduce a 141⁄2-inch companion doll of Corinne’s little sister, Gwynn. 

“As we celebrate the new year, we’re excited to welcome Corinne and Gwynn Tan to our popular Girl of the Year lineup with meaningful stories that reflects what it means to be an American girl today,” says Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl. “While filled with outdoor adventure and fun, Corinne’s message is, ultimately, about the power of love—between families, friends, and communities—and the strength and courage that comes from it. We created Corinne to be a positive role model our fans can look up to and learn from as we all work toward a world where everyone is treated fairly and with respect.”

Shop the Corinne collection here at American Girl

Meet Corinne Tan: American Girl Doll of the Year 2022

How They Developed the Character

To develop the characters, American Girl engaged award-winning author Wendy Wan-Long Shang, along with freelance illustrator Peijin Yang, to create two incredible books: Corinne and Corinne to the Rescue. According to Shang, “What I really hope is that there is some part of Corinne’s story that makes readers feel seen, whether it’s because they are Asian American, or because they’re part of a blended family, or because they love skiing. I think when readers feel seen, they realize that they matter and their experiences matter, and that they are meant to be the stars of their own stories!” 

The following team of advisers also supported Corinne’s development, offering real-world insights and weighing in on key products for authenticity and accuracy:

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  • Lori Spence: Ski patrol director at Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol and avalanche dog trainer
  • Professor William Wei: Colorado State Historian and professor of modern Chinese history at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Professor Jennifer Ho: Professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, president of the Association of American Studies, and an anti-Asian racism expert
  • Greta Gessele: Certified figure skating coach who started skating competitively at the age of six and an Aspen native with deep local knowledge
  • Angela Liu: American Girl digital marketing manager and diversity task force member Bringing Corinne and her stories to life is a beautiful 18-inch doll, featuring brown eyes and long, straight black hair with turquoise highlights.
Meet Corinne Tan: American Girl Doll of the Year 2022

More About the Doll



To create the doll, American Girl designers consulted with the author and advisers on several exclusive features, including Corinne’s hair style and color, skin tone, and newly designed eyes. The Corinne product collection has everything she needs for an afternoon on the slopes, including her signature outfit complete with a white cable-knit sweater, iridescent leggings, and faux-fur trimmed boots, plus an accessory set that includes a knit hat, sunglasses, legwarmers, and backpack. The doll + book set is $110.

There’s also Corinne’s Ski Outfit and Ski Accessories, and a plush version of her adorable puppy. Much like her sister, the 141⁄2-inch Gwynn doll features brown eyes and long braided black hair with bangs. In addition to her introductory outfit, additional accessories are available that reflect Gwynn’s love of ice skating. To further bring the sisters’ Aspen adventures to life, there’s a premium Ski & Snack Shop and Ski Lodge Fire Pit, complete with flickering LED flames, plus a stunning 35-piece bedroom set—featuring a 360-degree play structure that converts from the sisters’ ski-chalet-themed bedroom to a doll-sized ski slope. 

Meet Corinne Tan: American Girl Doll of the Year 2022

Give Back Component

To help amplify young voices like Corinne’s, American Girl is partnering with AAPI Youth Rising (AYR), a student-led nonprofit that’s bringing awareness to the rise in xenophobia against Asians in America and calling for positive change through education. To support their mission, American Girl is donating $25,000 toward their ONE/180 pledge, which asks schools and teachers across the country to include at least one classroom lesson about Asian American and Pacific Islander history and culture during the school year. Today through December 30, 2022, customers can donate to AYR at americangirl.com and at American Girl retail stores nationwide. 

To learn more about AYR, and read an in-depth interview with the organization’s 13-year-old founder, Mina Fedor, head to the American Girl website.

More fun activities


To celebrate Corinne’s debut, fans can participate in the following events and activities:

  • Watch Corinne’s New Year’s Day livestream, in partnership with PopSugar, and hosted by gold medal figure skater Tara Lipinski, and actress and dancer Jenna Alvarez. Viewers can enjoy crafts, quizzes, and exclusive footage from an on-location Girl of the Year event in Aspen, Colorado, along with an appearance from American figure skater and 2022 Olympic hopeful, Alysa Liu.
  • Visit American Girl retail stores to explore Corinne’s world and engage in Girl of the Year- themed events and experiences available all year long.
  • Check out the all-new American Girl TikTok channel, launching with Girl of the Year inspired feel-good content for parents on the #1 entertainment platform in the world.
  • Explore the mountains and more with Corinne-inspired videos on American Girl’s popular YouTube and YouTube Kids Channel, including a six-week Meet Corinne stop-motion series, plus a Corinne and Gwynn music video, a four-part Big Sis Club DIY series in June, and other Corinne-inspired content throughout the year.
  • Read about Why Corinne Matters, with an in-depth focus on the important themes and issues covered in Corinne’s stories, plus a Q&A with author Wendy Shang.
  • Enjoy fun games, like Skiing with Corinne and Search & Rescue with Flurry, on Corinne’s free play site. The Corinne product collection is available December 30, 2021, at americangirl.com and at all American Girl retail locations nationwide and, starting January 1, 2022, at American Girl specialty boutiques at select IndigoTM and ChaptersTM locations in Canada and online at Indigo.ca. The Corinne books ($7.99 each) can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers.

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