Hey there! It’s me, Madi. Have you been thinking about getting Lea Clark, the Girl of the Year 2016, all year long? She is only available to purchase for a few more hours, and if you have been on the fence about her like me, don’t worry. To help you decide, I’ve put together the top three reasons on why you should buy her before she’s gone.

1. She is one-of-a-kind

Lea Clark is completely original. Unlike the upcoming GOTY 2017, Gabriela McBride, who is just TrulyMe #46, and unlike McKenna Brooks, who had a nearly identical twin of TrulyMe #39, Lea has no look-alike. You are not going to find another doll like her anywhere! No one else can compete with her long, curly caramel hair, soft skin tone, Josefina face mold, and dazzling hazel eyes.

2. She is incredibly photogenic

For doll bloggers, stopmotioners, or photographers, Lea is an absolutely gorgeous doll that looks fabulous in anything and everything. Especially if you capture her best angles – I originally thought Lea wasn’t very pretty due to her stock pictures from American Girl, but it was the jaw-dropping photoshoots of this beautiful doll from other doll bloggers that convinced me into getting her. Now, every time I put my Lea doll into a new outfit, I want to take her out for another photoshoot.

She is seriously that pretty.

3. Due to her popularity, she will be expensive on the secondary market

You better believe it! Lea Clark practically flew off the shelves when she was released. If you change your mind about her after she’s gone and decide to finally get her off of eBay or Amazon when she is $300+, your wallet will appreciate it none. The time to get her if you’re ever going to is now or never!

In conclusion…

There are the top three reasons why you should get Lea Clark before she’s gone:

1. She is one-of-a-kind.

‘Nuff said. ;)

2. She is extremely photogenic.

My camera will never do her justice, but I’m having the time of my life trying.

3. Due to her popularity, she will be expensive on the secondary market.

Even if you aren’t 100% sure that you will totally love Lea when you order her, you can always send her back for a full refund (but you will not regret getting Lea, trust me). You have nothing to lose except the time with which you have left to order her…

… Which isn’t a lot!

What are you waiting for? If you’ve been debating with yourself all year long about getting Lea like I have, don’t wait! She is original and unique, photogenic and photo-worthy, and will be quite expensive on the secondary market.

So go get her if you want her!



I was actually planning on posting the photostory of her meeting all of my dolls first, but then I had to start that server switch and no new changes could be made to the site or they wouldn’t be saved. It was supposed to be done within forty-eight hours or so, but the hosting company that I’m switching to is low-staffed over the holidays and didn’t get it done in time for this post. So I’m having to postpone all of that server-switching business until after the New Year. Grr. :P

Stay tuned for the post I’ll Be Home for Christmas if Only in My Dreams – Part 1, in which my Lea doll’s name is revealed – along with a little bit of her backstory as she reluctantly steps foot into our house…

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