Madison McKeown is a freshman at Kansas State University where she is double majoring in Public Relations and Fashion. Her Bachelors of Science degree will also include a minor in Leadership Studies. She is a member of several student body panels. Madison is currently working with elementary schools to start the Buddy Bench Program. The bench is a way to facilitate peer support and combat school bullying. Madison shares her personal story of struggling with peer exclusion, bullying and making a good choice to include not exclude. Madison models and has been in Seventeen Prom, Teen Vogue, and Teen Prom magazines. She has been competing in pageants for six years and has held local, state and national titles. At the state pageant she was named Miss Congeniality. Her hobbies include hot yoga, music, and golf. Madison designed her own state pageant evening gown and hopes to pursue a career using her pageant and modeling background combined with her degree in fashion and public relations.