Michelle Obama Explains Her Bangs: Just Mid-Life Crisis

First lady jokes about new hairstyle that’s been keeping everyone busy talking

By on February 19th, 2013 09:53 GMT

Getting bangs is always a hot topic with celebrities, mostly because stylists believe few are the women who can really “work” them. When First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama got them, it became clear that she was one of them.

Even though fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld said this was one of Michelle’s most uninspired ideas, the consensus is that she’s working the bangs like few others can.

As it turn out, this is one of the topics Mrs. Obama has agreed to open up on in an interview that will air tomorrow on the Rachel Ray Show – if only to joke about it.

“This is my mid-life crisis, the bangs. I couldn’t get a sports car. They won’t let me bungee jump. So instead, I cut my bangs,” the First Lady says, as cited by ABC News.

We’ll see if she also says something on a more serious note on the topic when the interview airs in full.

Michelle’s husband, President Barack Obama, loves her new look, praising her at one of the events before the 2013 Inauguration.

“I love her bangs. She looks good. She always looks good,” he said, as cited by the aforementioned publication.

As the Huffington Post can confirm, Karl Lagerfeld was extremely critical of the First Lady’s new look, saying it made her look like an anchorwoman and, that, in his book, is never a good look.

“I don't understand the change of hair... Frankly, the fringe was a bad idea. It's not good,” he said shortly after Mrs. Obama unveiled her new cut.

Since before Obama’s first terms, Michelle Obama made a name for herself as a trendsetter, promoting the image of a healthy woman, who dresses exquisitely without breaking the bank, and is always gracious and well-spoken.

Her new cut has added an extra touch of sophistication to her already sophisticated image, stylists say.

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