Virgin’s Richard Branson Serves as Flight Attendant … in Drag

by Nate Wooley | May 13, 2013 10:08 am

branson in drag 251x300 Virgin's Richard Branson Serves as Flight Attendant … in Drag[1]Sir Richard Branson just completed a stint as a flight attendant on a rival air carrier … while wearing a skirt and makeup.

Branson — who is often in the news for his antics — served drinks, made flight announcements and greeted passengers on Air Asia X‘s flight between Perth, Australia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CNN reports[2].

The stunt came about because of a bet Branson made with Air Asia X CEO Tony Fernandes. Both Branson and Fernandes bet that their Formula One racing teams would beat the other’s. The loser would serve as a flight attendant — wearing a woman’s uniform and makeup — on one of the winner’s planes.

After losing, Branson stepped up and performed his duties on the special charity flight. While he did shave his legs — at a cocktail party the night before — Branson did keep his signature mustache and beard.

The event raised almost $200,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

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  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/branson-in-drag.jpg
  2. CNN reports: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/13/travel/branson-flight-attendant/
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