Here in the South, beauty pageant culture is a very big deal, and there are many girls younger than Josie who've already learned the runway walk. Marian cringes at the idea -- it's a subculture she doesn't want any part of.
On the other hand, given Josie's requited love for the camera, getting a bit of modeling work has some appeal. It's not a practical pursuit right now, given everything else M. is trying to keep up with, but she was intrigued by the Gap's Casting Call contest, whose winners will be the featured photos at babyGap and GapKids stores early next year. Maybe a foot in the door?
So Josie's been entered, and Marian is trying to get everyone she can to vote for her as a fan favorite. You go to the Gap Casting Call website, and enter Josie's number (794876305) and can vote once a day from now through November 17. You do need to register with DisneyFamily.com in order to vote (ah, there's the catch!), but it's fairly painless and you can opt out of getting email ads from them.
Being the dutiful Nonai that I am, I've registered and linked and I'll be putting in my votes. Marian'll be grateful for any help she gets.