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The Kanani Akina doll.

The Kanani Akina doll was released in 2011 and was available for only one year before retirement. She was considered the Girl of the Year for 2011.


  • Face Mold: Jess Mold
  • Skin: Medium
  • Hair: Light Brown, long loose curls, off center part, no bangs.
Kanani's hair comes slighty ponytailed to the right, for her hair clip.
  • Eyes: Hazel

Meet Outfit

Kanani doll with Aloha, Kanani.

Kanani's meet outfit serves as a visual representation of her Hawaiian background.


Details of dress.

Light blue calf length floral-print sleeveless dress. High waist with faux-wrap bodice (bodice is lined with light blue fabric). Print of white, darker blue, and magenta pink tropical stylized flowers. Specific blue flowers have blue sequins in centers; most are outlined with white. Periwinkle, magenta pink, and blue flower patch with blue sequins on the petals attached to the left side of bodice. Ruffled hem. Velcros up the back.


Magenta panties. Pale pink Kanani logo on left side.


Blue slip on sandals. Gathered ruching on center strap. Tan soles. Blue elastic straps on back.

Hair Clip

Pink cloth hibiscus flower hair clip. Green plastic alligator clip backing. Blue sequin in center. (Though this clip represents a hibiscus, the illustration on the cover of Aloha, Kanani shows a plumeria instead.)


Faux kuku'i nut necklace. Larger "nuts" have pink Kanani logo decorations. Smaller "nut" spacers. Strung on cord; necklace ties with ribbon and is loose enough to be slipped on without untying.

Dress Like Your Doll

Kanani's Hawaiian Dress for children.

Kanani's Hawaiian Dress was available for a cost of $48.


  • Kanani's necklace is similar to the necklace that came with the Island Luau Outfit. It has a slightly different pattern on the kukui nuts.
  • Kanani and Just Like You 79 are currently the only medium-toned Jess Mold dolls American Girl has made available outside of the Create Your Own line; furthermore, Kanani was the only medium toned Jess mold doll until the release of the Create Your Own line.

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