Dutch model Ella Freya is the new Ashley in Resident Evil 4

With the lid off of the Resident Evil 4 remake, details regarding its development are coming in hot. Since the announcement trailer dropped, some people have been seeing a familiar Dutch face, wondering if… The answer is yes, that remade face of Ashley Graham – the once overly-sexualized daughter of RE4’s POTUS – does belong to Dutch model Ella Freya.

And that makes Ella very “vrolijk”. It even made her so happy that tears were almost shed, according to her own tweets. “When I saw the trailer, I almost cried. I’m so happy right now. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart”.

Now, if you’re wondering how a Dutchie got scouted by a Japanese developer… easy. Freya has been hopping around in Japan for quite a while now and even managed to gain quite the following on YouTube, Instagram, and Patreon. Yeah, the Japanese like ’em Dutch, just like they did when Stefanie Joosten got cast to embody Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Oh, and good news for all the weeaboos out there who are worried about being called a pedo for liking Ashley a little too much. Ella was born in 1997, so it’s all good, I suppose. Still weird though…