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Byline: Aline Mendelsohn
For years Barbie, the 11-inch tall, blond, blue-eyed fashion doll, has represented the ideal American beauty. Never mind that Barbie's stick-thin figure is impossible to achieve in real life _ girls love her.
But now Barbie has some competition: the Emme doll.
Based on supermodel Emme's size 14-16 figure, it's the world's first plus-size fashion doll.
Emme's TV show, "Fashion Emergency" on the E! Entertainment Television network, inspired doll maker Robert Tonner to sculpt the doll. Emme agreed to model for him on one condition: that the proceeds benefit body image and self-esteem groups. The collectible doll sells for $99 and is available at www.tonnerdoll.com. The company will …