Jazz singer Katie Melua is never recognised in public, because she "dresses like a tramp".

The CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY hitmaker, 21, was brought up in poverty in former Soviet state Georgia, and places no value on expensive clothes.

Melua says, "I've never had paparazzi follow me and I rarely get recognised. I dress like a tramp when I'm not working.

"My hairdresser calls me the Romanian window cleaner. That's just the way I am."