( CNN) There’s a new role model encouraging daughters to contact for the stars.
Luciana Vega is an 11 -year-old Chilean-American girl who “daydreams” of being the first person to walk on Mars. And she’s American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year.
Though American Girl is known for its original path of historic dolls, journals and accessories, Luciana isn’t an historic chassis. Her floor was created with modern daughters between ages 6 and 12 in sentiment — or, as NASA likes to call them, the “Mars Generation.” Luciana is the first American Girl character created to encourage an interest for science, engineering, engineering and math, or STEM.