Michelle Obama's 'mid-life crisis' cut

NEW DO: Michelle Obama.
NEW DO: Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama jokingly says a mid-life crisis is what inspired her new haircut with a fringe.

The first lady revealed the new hairstyle last month on her 49th birthday, which came a few days before the festivities for President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

Obama was asked about the new haircut during an interview with talk-show host Rachel Ray.

She replied: "This is my mid-life crisis." She added that she cut her fringe 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 (local time).