Madison grew up in Nacogdoches where she graduated from Nacogdoches High School and was a member of the NHS Dragonette Drill Team.
Madison just completed her freshman year at Texas Tech University. She is studying advertising and electronic media and has plans to pursue a career in advertising, or in the entertainment industry. During her internship this summer, her focus will be in advertising and marketing programs for Advanced Ecology and Bird & Crawford Forestry, but she will have the opportunity to gain experience in many areas of forestry and environmental work.
She lists her leisure time interests and hobbies as photography and videography, hiking and traveling. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Madison is the daughter of Jim and Jill Payne of Center.