Romanian model Eduard Badaluta is Leon S Kennedy in the newest release of Resident Evil II. Resident Evil 2 was a successful game by itself, but recently introduced the fly white guy: Raccoon City Police Department’s newest recruit Leon Scott Kennedy. A recent graduate from the police academy, the 21-year-old Leon arrives in Raccoon City on the eve of a zombie outbreak. Unfortunately, he never gets his welcome party, because by the time he gets to the station most of his fellow officers have been killed.
It’s now been over 20 years since the world first met Leon on one of the worst days of his life. Since then he’s become a well-known figure in Resident Evil lore. The game has earned widespread praise around the world, and quickly became a cult classic in the gaming world that was then in its infancy. The Resident Evil II remake released January 25, 2019 updates the game’s graphics, its gameplay, and of course the face of the game, Leon S. Kennedy. While the original Leon was a floppy-haired officer with ridiculously large shoulder pads, the 2019 Leon is nothing less than swoon worthy.
The new Leon S. Kennedy is based on model Eduard Badaluta, who underwent facial scans for the game. It is notable that Seventy-nine percent of players who chose to share their data played as Leon for their first playthrough of the game. Badaluta revealed he was the face model for Resident Evil 2’s Leon S. Kennedy in a now-deleted Instagram post. Eduard Badaluta may be in demand but he shuns the spotlight. The model has taken the world by storm since he became the face of Resident Evil II. And although Eduard Badaluta makes fans swoon, he didn’t do the voice for Leon – he has a thick Romanian accent.
He is one of the world’s top male models, with 30 major runway shows under his belt and 27.5k Instagram followers, yet Eduard Badaluta would prefer to fly under the radar and keep his life private. The much sought after Badaluta has bagged numerous runway show in the years that have followed, appearing in Dior, Louis Vuitton, Marni, Fendi, Gucci, and Off-White. Badaluta has a brother, Alexandru who is also a model. Both are 6/2 with a 30 inch waist, except his brother has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
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