Michelle Obama: Bangs Are Her Mid-Life Crisis

The first lady reveals why she got the stylish new haircut.
2:08 | 02/19/13

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michelle obama's bangs. She has now revealed, for the first time, the reasons behind her new look. And paula faris is here with the story. Hi, paula. We care about hair here. Many people loving the first lady's locks. And michelle obama revealing the reason behind those bangs, a mid life crisis. And jokes that if she truly had her way, she may have done something more extreme. The big bang theory was the talk of the inaugura. Even president obama gave a loving shoutout. To address, the most significant event this weekend, I love her bangs. She looks good. Reporter: Now, for the first time, michelle obama is opening up about why she has the hairstyle heard around the world. Telling rachael ray that the bangs weren't just a simple fashion choice. This is my midlife crisis. Okay? I couldn't get a sports car. They wouldn't let me bungee jump. So, you went for the bangs. You're the boss of your hair. I can do this. This is all-mine. Reporter: Mrs. Obama debuted the bangs on her 49th birthday, the few days before the inauguration. And she chose to reveal the new look in a new way, on her twitter account. What's the response been since you're on twitter? Do you get the peanut gallery weighing in on everything now? You know, I get sort of regular feedback. Sometimes I get people who tease, who have questions. I mean, mostly, we get a lot of questions. Good questions. So, it's always good to connect. And it's a good way to send an important and encouraging messages. The bangs, entered through my twitter account. And I tell people that the bangs -- I'm going to be 50 next year. Okay? You look gorgeous. It's all the apples. Reporter: Now, the full interview can be seen wednesday. Of course, she's a trend-setter in fashion. But not trying to be the first lady of controversy. But I think she should go for the sports car. Why not? And coming up here, princess kate heads back to work.

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