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Air New Zealand

Granny, 78 streaks naked in Air New Zealand video

Mar 21, 2011

WELLINGTON - A 78-year-old target="_blank">granny streaks naked down the aisle of an aircraft packed with rugby fans in Air New Zealand's new video safety briefing, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

"After the streak I thought, what are all my Christian friends going to think?" Betty Messent, of Auckland, told the Herald on Sunday. "But they were my biggest fans. Even my pastor thought it was great." She appears regularly in commercials after being spotted by talent scouts outside her local supermarket five years ago.

"I always play the role of the little old lady," she said. "But I don't mind, I live it up. It's a real day out when we go on these shoots. We get treated like stars."

Betty said: "I was always a bit of a lark at school, I always used to play up and enjoy that sort of thing."

She doesn't have any jobs lined up but is quietly confident her acting career has a few years left.

"There's always the need for the little old lady."

Granny, 78 streaks naked in Air New Zealand video
Betty Messent features in the NZ Air safety video / Photograph of Betty Messent by Janna Dixon


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