The illustrious Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, served up drinks in drag on a six hour flight from Australia to Malaysia over the weekend.
The reason? The business mogul lost a Formula One auto-racing bet back in 2010 with friend and AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes. To make good on his bet, the British billionaire shaved his legs, slipped on a skirt and blazer, smacked on some red lipstick and worked as a flight attendant for an AirAsia flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur.
While a wildly successful businessman, Branson’s flight attendant skills are reportedly subpar. One attendant described them as “rubbish.” “Out of 10, maybe one, for a bit of humor,” he said.
Branson even “accidentally” spilled a tray of orange juice on his pal, Fernandes, who was on the flight.
“He looked at me, I said, ‘Don’t you dare,’ and the next thing I know, he tipped the whole tray on me,” Fernandes said. “He and the girls mopped it up, but I was walking around the flight in my underwear for a while because I didn’t bring another pair of trousers.”
Branson used the flight to raise $200,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, CNN reports.