Michelle Obama's 2013 Portrait Revealed

photo: White House FilckrMichelle Obama made a splash on Wednesday with the release of her official White House portrait. The photo, shot by Chuck Kennedy, has the FLOTUS showing off her brand-new hairstyle: Those much-talked about bangs.

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In the recent shot, The First Lady sits in a green chair donning a dark blue dress with three-quarter length sleeves, pearls, and some serious fringe.

Her look is quite a change from her first official portrait in 2009 (below), in which she stood in the White House Blue Room wearing a sleeveless LBD that showcased her famous arms.

Michelle Obama jokingly dubbed her new hairstyle her "mid-life crisis" during a Wednesday interview on the Rachael Ray Show: "I couldn't get a sports car. They won't let me bungee jump. So instead, I cut my bangs.”

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As far as mid-life-crises go, this one is pretty awesome—and the President agrees. “I love her bangs,” Obama said at an inaugural reception at the National Building Museum the evening before the Inauguration. “She looks good. She always looks good.”

It's official then: Out with the biceps, in with the bangs!

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