WASHINGTON - Turns out there is more to the story behind the First Lady's new hairdo.

Michelle Obama appears on the Rachael Ray Show via Skype on Wednesday and reveals what prompted the haircut that shocked the nation.

"The bangs entered through my Twitter account, and I tell people that the bangs ... I'm going to be 50 next year," Mrs. Obama said. "This is my midlife crisis: The bangs. I couldn't get a sports car. They won't let me bungee jump. So instead, I cut my bangs. (Gesturing to head): "I can do this. This is all mine."

You can see more of the First Lady's appearance on the Rachael Ray Show on Wednesday.