It all started when Miles' older sister, Bronwynn, got a "Truly Me" American Girl, which is a doll designed to look just like its human best friend.
"My son, naturally, wanted a doll that looks like him, too," says Gina. "Trouble is, there are no 18-inch 'American Boy' dolls available."
Gina wasn't surprised that her six-year-old son wanted a doll, especially since he and his older sister play together on a daily basis.
Gina ended up buying a blue-eyed, platinum-haired Madame Alexander doll off Ebay for $25 and doll boy clothes off Etsy. All together, the doll cost less than $50.
Then Gina chopped off the long blonde locks, trimmed the eyelashes, removed the doll's makeup with nail polish remover and voilà, a doll for Miles.
Miles ended up named his look-alike doll "Fred Jones." Great choice, Miles! We love your new doll and hope you have lots of fun with him.
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