Virgin boss Richard Branson will don a pair of high heels and serve as a “stewardess” on an international flight after losing a bet with a race car buddy.
Branson made the wager with Lotus racing team principal Tony Fernandes , who owns Air Asia, over which of their Formula One teams would go better this season.
The loser had to serve as a “stewardess” on the winner’s airline.
Although neither of the men’s teams scored a point in their debut season, Lotus slightly outperformed the Virgin.
Fernandes said today “it’s time for Richard to start preparing himself for some hard work and the likely pain of a pair of high heels.”
The date of the Kuala Lumpur-London flight was set on February 21, 2011, and seats will be auctioned off and money given to Branson’s chosen charity.
Funny news and funny Branson. Dick Branson has always been one of may favorite figure, especially his famous quote “If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline”, which I think is ironic yet funny and it makes a lot of sense.
The news regarding Sir Richard Branson’s stint as an Air Asia X stewardess was back in November. However, the latest updates is that it will have to wait – the billionaire Virgin Atlantic founder has injured his knee and will not be able to don the high heels that go with the airline’s outfit.
Wishing Branson a speedy recovery, Fernandes tweeted in mid-January about the postponement.