Georgia Toffolo wanted to go on "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here" to "challenge" herself.
The "Made In Chelsea" star - who was named Queen of the Jungle after triumphing on the ITV show - saw her trip to the Australian bush a bit like a gap year that she had missed out on.
She said: "Because of how I grew up and on "Made In Chelsea", I never had any challenge. My friends went on gap years and I just stayed in London.
"So when the opportunity arose, I was like, "Go on, do it! See if you can prove to yourself that you can do it." I never thought I'd do the things that I did."
And whilst the 23-year-old television personality admits the Bushtucker trials were awful, she soon became sort of used to them.
She added: "The first one [Bushtucker Trial], I don't know how I got through it. I was sweating so bad and I was traumatised. But by the end, I know the green ants are hideous, I know that I can do the snakes now. It's shocking but you sort of do [get used to it]."
No one is more shocked about her win than Toff herself, who admitted she didn't think anyone would even like her.
She explained: "Of course, I've been on "Made In Chelsea" but this is just a different level. When I went through arrivals, the kindness of people to come to the airport just to say hello to me ...
"I can't believe it because I really thought no one was going to like me in there. And seeing that, I didn't know what I had to worry about. It's quite a lot to take in."
Toff has found it "overwhelming" now she is back on home turf as she said it got quite "institutional" in camp.
Speaking on ITV's This Morning, she shared: "It's really overwhelming because it almost turned a bit institutional in there. As it went on, there was less and less of us and you don't really engage with anyone apart from your campmates. I normally am so talkative but when it came to it, I didn't have anything to say."