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So, what's it take to get a wax statue of yourself at Madame Tussauds' museum in London? Exactly 300 separate measurements and an absolutely ridiculous $230,000. Oh yeah... managing to win a Formula 1 drivers championship probably helps your cause, too.

2008 was a good year for Lewis Hamitlon. In taking the Formula One drivers' title, he became the youngest champion in F1 history, and the first British champion in twelve years. To cap off his victorious season and start the new one on the right foot, after commissioning Bentley to convert her limos to run on bio-fuel, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has named Hamilton a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.