The actress, best known for her role as Nomonde on The River, has been announced as the new ambassador of alcoholic brand Bernini.

It said it decided to make Linda the face of the brand because she shared the same vision of bringing women together, to embrace and support each other in what they do and stand for.

In a statement, Linda said she was thrilled to represent such an empowering brand.

“It is a natural fit and aligns with my beliefs. I love and appreciate the reception I have received thus far, and I look forward to going on this journey and continuing to encourage women to recognise that we are stronger together,” she said.

As an ambassador, she will work closely with Bernini over the next year to create a community of incredible women supporting others.

Through various campaigns, they will unpack the importance of being true to oneself and affirming others.

“Being a woman can sometimes be a struggle, especially in South Africa. We are superheroes surviving a day. I feel that Bernini understands this, and celebrates the idea that every day I feel gorgeous and empowered,” she added.

Bernini marketing manager Tania Kotze told the People’s Paper that they were delighted to have Linda as ambassador.

“She is a multidimensional modern woman who recognises that she can be beautiful and compassionate, but also intelligent and bold. She can be a mother, nurturer, boss and leader. She is ready to stand tall and seize opportunities to fulfil her purpose, with the power of a supportive female network. She is the Bernini woman,” she said.