Zozibini Tunzi (Photo: Frank L Szelwach)
She added: "People keep calling me Miss Universe and I keep looking away cause I think I forgot that it's me."
The interview then turned to representation in the industry, with Zozibini previously mentioning that her goal was to break stereotypes surrounding the pageant world and unrealistic beauty standards women often have to live up to.
"I was hoping to change that narrative and to say, look, women are multifaceted. We're not all the same, we shouldn't be boxed into one type of beauty," she said.