Gracious in Defeat

British entrepreneur Richard Branson shaved his legs and dressed up as a stewardess during an Air Asia flight from Australia to Malaysia on Sunday. The billionaire’s stunt was the result of losing a bet to his friend, Air Asia chief executive Tony Fernandes, over whose favorite motor racing team would perform better in the 2010 Formula One competition.

By EPA, Reuters & AFP on 09:21 pm May 15, 2013
  • Branson waves before boarding an AirAsia flight bound for Kualu Lumpur. (AFP Photo/Tony Ashby)Branson waves before boarding an AirAsia flight bound for Kualu Lumpur. (AFP Photo/Tony Ashby)
  • Branson serves drinks. (AFP Photo/Tony Ashby)Branson serves drinks. (AFP Photo/Tony Ashby)
  • Richard Branson, wearing an Air Asia stewardess uniform, serves Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes. (Reuters Photo)Richard Branson, wearing an Air Asia stewardess uniform, serves Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes. (Reuters Photo)
  • Branson spills a tray of drinks over AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes. (AFP Photo/Tony Ashby)Branson spills a tray of drinks over AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes. (AFP Photo/Tony Ashby)
  • Branson fellow stewardesses during a press conference. (EPA Photo/Ahmad Yusni)Branson fellow stewardesses during a press conference. (EPA Photo/Ahmad Yusni)
  • A “graduation certificate” presented to Branson. (Reuters Photo/Bazuki Muhammad)A “graduation certificate” presented to Branson. (Reuters Photo/Bazuki Muhammad)

British entrepreneur Richard Branson shaved his legs and dressed up as a stewardess during an Air Asia flight from Australia to Malaysia on Sunday.

The billionaire’s stunt was the result of losing a bet to his friend, Air Asia chief executive Tony Fernandes, over whose favorite motor racing team would perform better in the 2010 Formula One competition.