Richard Branson puts on lipstick, dresses as female stewardess after losing bet (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

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CEO of Virgin Airlines, Sir Richard Branson proved that he was a real man after honouring a crazy bet he made with CEO of Air Asia, Tony Fernandes.

Both men are fans of Formula 1 racing and made a bet on the Abu Dhabi grand prix, with the loser to dress up as a female stewardess and serve on the winner’s airline.

Sir Branson ended up losing, and he took his bet to heart, dressing up as a stewardess and serving on a charity Air Asia flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur.

A cheerful Branson, who was tasked with pouring beverages, serving meals and making flight announcements, posed with Fernandes and popped champagne after stepping out of the plane at Malaysia’s main low-cost carrier terminal south of Kuala Lumpur.

He said in brief remarks that he was “glad to have gotten the bet over with and (was) looking forward to getting back into my clothes.”

“I always wanted to be an air hostess, but it looks like I have to get back to normality,” Branson said. The flight helped raise money for an Australian foundation for hospitalized children.

British billionaire Richard Branson (C) smiles next to AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes (centre L) at Perth Airport before boarding an AirAsia flight to work as a flight attendant bound for Kualu Lumpur. Branson poses for photos at Perth Airport. The Virgin boss honoured a losing bet with Fernandes over whose Formula One racing team would finish ahead of each other at the Abu Dhabi race during their debut 2010 season.Virgin boss Branson agreed with AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes in 2010 that whoever's Formula One team - then Virgin and Lotus - finished their debut season lower would serve as a stewardess on the other's airline. The British tycoon came off worse after Virgin ended 12th in the World Constructors' Championship, two spots behind Lotus. But his stint as a stewardess was postponed in early 2011 after he injured himself while skiing. Branson prepares to kiss AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes at Perth Airport before boarding an AirAsia flight to work as a flight attendant bound for Kualu Lumpur. Richard Branson is held by AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes at Perth Airport. Branson strutted his stuff as an AirAsia flight attendant on Sunday - complete with fishnet stockings and figure-hugging red pencil skirt.Branson waves before boarding an AirAsia flight bound for Kualu Lumpur to work as a flight attendant at Perth Airport. AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes, right, is served by British business magnate Richard Branson who is dressed as a female flight attendant, while flying from Perth, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Though Branson kept his trademark beard, he shaved his legs to show them off in black fishnets beneath his red AirAsia uniform. Branson spills a tray of drinks over AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes while working as a flight attendant onboard an AirAsia flight bound for Kualu Lumpur, at Perth Airport .British billionaire Richard Branson laughs after spilling a tray of drinks over AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes while working as a flight attendant onboard an AirAsia flight bound for Kualu Lumpur.Richard Branson is jokingly kissed by AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur after their flight.Tony Fernandes hands over a certificate to Branson after his stint as a female flight attendant.Branson is sprayed with champagne by AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes (unseen) at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur.

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