Kuala Lumpur: When budget airline owner Sir Richard Branson lost a bet to fellow airline owner Tony Fernandes of AirAsia, he did not know that he would have to shave his legs.
The Virgin Atlantic boss had to wear the flight attendant uniform of the rival for the Kuala Lumpur-London charity flight on AirAsia.
“We want him to shave his legs. We are going to try and get him to shave his legs and wear some make-up. But we will leave his moustache alone as it is his trademark,” AirAsia boss Fernandes has said.
Branson’s Formula One Virgin Racing team ended behind Fernandes’s Lotus Racing team.
Branson, who has already received his AirAsia badge and uniform for the charity flight on AirAsia, has been a good sport about the whole deal, Fernandes said.
The budget airlines owners had wagered the friendly bet at the start of the Formula One (F1) season in March.
Lotus Racing finished 10th while Virgin Racing came in last (12).
Fernandes also said that Branson would be expected to wear high heels during the flight and perform tasks like any other crew member, including cleaning the toilets.
The money raised on the flight would go to the Virgin Group boss’ charity of choice, Star online said on Wednesday.