Michelle Obama jokingly says a midlife crisis inspired her new haircut.
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.
Mrs Obama was asked about the new haircut during an interview with talk-show host Rachael Ray.
"This is my midlife crisis," she said.
She said she got a 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.
The Rachael Ray show released excerpts on Monday.