White House Unveils Michelle Obama's Official Portrait

The photo portrays a more confident, more relaxed first lady.

Posted: 02/20/2013 02:17 PM EST

First Lady Michelle Obama's official photo for President Obama's second term features her new look and now-famous bangs. The photo, unveiled today, was taken by Chuck Kennedy in the White House Green Room.

Earlier in the week, the first lady attributed her much-discussed bangs to a mid-life crisis.

"I couldn't get a sports car," she joked in a Skype interview with TV chef Rachael Ray that will air today. "They won’t let me bungee-jump. So instead, I cut my bangs."

The portrait is less formal than the one taken in 2009 and reveals a more relaxed and confident first lady.

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(Photos from left: Chuck Kennedy/Official White House Photo, Joyce N. Boghosian/White House Photo)

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