Saucy singer Vanessa Carlton is hunting for a secluded beach in Mexico so she can sunbathe naked this summer (04).

The THOUSAND MILES singer loves getting naked on the beach because she hates strap lines.

She says, "Tan lines are so terrible. I want to be naked in Mexico with a margarita."

Carlton, who is dating Third Eye Blind rocker Stephan Jenkins, admits she learned all about sunbathing from her mum.

She adds, "My mom's a total exhibitionist. She gave piano lessons after school, and as kids came up the driveway, she'd be sitting naked in a whirlpool on our first floor in plain view.

"I swear, every one of her students has seen her naked. So I have no qualms about going to a nude beach."

04/06/2004 19:11