Sarah Palin Beauty Pageant Video Surfaces

Footage of Sarah Palin, who placed second at the Miss Alaska Pageant in 1984, has hit the Web. In the clip, the Alaska governor (then Sarah Heath) struts on stage in a swimsuit. (Watch the video.) "Sarah says she wants to prepare for a career in television broadcasting by majoring in telecommunications and political science," the emcee says. The announcer continues: "It is no wonder that she has also been recognized by 'Who's Who?' since she has displayed her leadership in all areas, from academics to student politics to athletics... Ladies and gentlemen, contestant No. 8, Sarah Heath." Since then, Palin served two terms on the Wasilla City Council before becoming mayor of the town -- the state's fastest-growing with a population of 6,715 -- in 1996.