Michelle Obama Debuts Her New Youthful Bangs on New FLOTUS Twitter (Poll)

Michelle Obama David Hall - H 2012

Michelle Obama David Hall - H 2012

On her 49th birthday, the first lady opens a new Twitter account, and one of her first posts shows a photo of her new bangs.

Thursday is Michelle Obama's 49th birthday -- and she's celebrating with a new Twitter account. The Twitter handle is FLOTUS (for first lady of the United States).

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Her previous handle @MichelleObama has existed for a while. But the tweets were predominately generated by staff members of the Obama 2012 campaign, not by Obama herself. For that feed, tweets written by Obama are signed "-mo." For her new FLOTUS one, a personal feed, it will be all Michelle, all the time. 

But that's not all. Obama has also changed up her hair, adding full bangs, a photo of which she has posted on her new social media account, though she doesn't mention it. But the fact that she posted the photo leads one to believe she wants follower feedback.

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This is the first drastic hairstyle change for the First Lady, who has worn a side-swept bob for the past four years. Everyone needs a change once in a while. In Mrs. Obama's case, the world takes notice. 

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We rather like the blunt bangs. They look like they could be worn to the side for a more formal look, say, for inaugural festivities in Washington this weekend.

So what do you think of Michelle Obama's new hairstyle?