First lady Michelle Obama jokingly says a midlife crisis is what inspired her new bangs.
Mrs. Obamalast month on her 49th birthday, which came a few days before the festivities for President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
She was asked about the new haircut during an interview with talk-show host Rachael Ray.
According to the Associated Press, Mrs. Obama said: "This is my midlife crisis." She added that she cut her bangs because she can't get a sports car and won't be allowed to bungee jump.
The interview was conducted via Skype and is scheduled to air on Wednesday. The Rachael Ray show released excerpts on Monday.