Michelle 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.
More on Yahoo! Shine: Michelle Obama Goes Sleeveless in Jason Wu at State of the Union Address
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
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.”
More on Yahoo! Get Michelle Obama's Arms in No Time!
It's official then: Out with the biceps, in with the bangs!
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.”
More on Yahoo! Shine:
Michelle Obama Got Bangs!
Best Celebrity Bangs
Celebrity Hair Transformations
Michelle Obama gives the scoop on her hair: